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In special election for Uresti state Senate seat, a bipartisan scramble for a runoff berth

In the Tuesday contest to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, state Rep. Roland Gutierrez is fighting for a spot in a runoff that is expected to include fellow Democrat Pete Gallego, a former congressman. Meanwhile, Republicans are eyeing a second-round spot for their consensus candidate, Pete Flores.

Left to right: Republican Peter Flores and Democrats Pete Gallego and Roland Gutierrez, three of the eight candidates vying for state Senate District 19.
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