Fort Worth Senate Race Has Big Implications

FORT WORTH — Under the bright lights of a Tarrant County College lecture hall last week, state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic incumbent, and her Republican challenger, state Rep. Mark Shelton, traded sharp jabs and bitter accusations — she is corrupt, Shelton alleged; he is an ideologue, Davis asserted — and held the rapt attention of their audience.

But interest in the Senate District 10 race extends far beyond the candidates’ debate performances: Statewide, all eyes are on the matchup, and not just because it is expected to be a nail-biter.

For Democrats, the implications are huge: Davis, a spirited, charismatic legislator and ...

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