Carona, Sessions Face Challengers on Far Right

In Dallas County, two established Republican incumbents — state Sen. John Carona and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions — are under fire from conservative challengers in the 2014 primaries.

That’s not the only place in Texas (or in the U.S.) where conservatives are chasing down their own incumbents, but it’s an interesting case. The two districts overlap significantly, and the challengers — Donald Huffines of Dallas in the Senate race and Katrina Pierson of Garland in the House race — are looking for the same kinds of voters.

Each is betting, to some extent, that conservative voters ...

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