Hilderbran Drops Out of Comptroller Runoff

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with a statement from Republican Party of Texas Executive Director Beth Cubriel.

State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, pulled the plug Friday on his campaign for comptroller after his second-place finish in the Republican primary on Tuesday.

State Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, was just a few votes shy of winning the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win the primary contest outright. Unofficial results with the Secretary of State had Hegar with 49.99 percent and Hilderbran with 26.01 percent. The scene had been set for some drama as the ...

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