Shared Name May Be Hurdle to Keeping Post

State Rep. Ralph Sheffield is doubling his campaign budget for 2014, planning to spend twice as much as he did in 2012 because of another candidate on the ballot.

Sheffield, R-Temple, is facing a primary challenge in House District 55 from Molly White of Belton.

But that’s not why Sheffield is planning to double the number of mail pieces he sends to voters, or why he is adding television and radio ads to a campaign that went without them in 2012.

To figure that out, you must look to the north, to the line between his House district and the ...

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