Tone of Races Could Grow Nastier During Runoffs

After a primary season rife with attacks — which included allegations about hiring undocumented workers and accusations of ethics rules violations — the state’s intraparty faceoffs could turn more contentious during runoff season. 

After several races moved on to the runoff stage Tuesday night — most notably the Republican contests for lieutenant governor and Texas attorney general — Texans appear set for more testy campaigning ahead of the May 27 runoff election.

“I think [the nastiness] definitely will" crescendo during the runoff campaign, said Corbin Casteel, a Republican consultant. “It’s one-on-one now.”

In part, that’s just because of ...

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