Campbell Faces Two Republican Challengers in SD-25 Race

As a freshman state senator in the last legislative session, Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, became known for her strong stance against abortion and for her impassioned speeches at committee hearings.

But community leaders in her district have criticized Campbell, a darling of the Tea Party, for the establishment of a new taxing district in Wimberley and an increase in vehicle registration fees to build toll lanes in San Antonio. The criticism has fueled challenges from two fellow Republicans — Elisa Chan, a former San Antonio city councilwoman, and Mike Novak, a former Bexar County commissioner — hoping to unseat Campbell ...

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