Packed Field Could Mean a Runoff in SD-6

A crowded field of candidates will vie to replace the late Sen. Mario Gallegos Jr. in Harris County’s Senate District 6 race, creating the likelihood of a runoff, which would further delay the amount of time the district goes without representation in the upper chamber.

Eight contenders — five Democrats, two Republicans and a member of the Green Party – filed paperwork to be on the ballot for the Jan. 26 special election to succeed Gallegos, who died Oct. 16 following complications associated with a 2007 liver transplant. Gov. Rick Perry set the election date last month.

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