A Crowded Field Makes It Hard to Get Noticed

Breaking out is hard to do, and breaking out of the political crowd could be particularly hard for Texas Republicans in early 2014. With a stuffed ballot — more than a dozen candidates are in the top four races alone — it will be expensive and difficult to win any real attention from voters.

“We’ve never had a primary like the one we’re going to have,” said Ted Delisi, a Republican political consultant. “We’ve had Coke versus Pepsi” — a reference to the 2010 primary between Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison — “but we’ve never had ...

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