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Analysis: For state Sen. Charles Schwertner, bad news and a trickle-down effect

The timing of sexual misconduct allegations against Texas state Sen. Charles Schwertner could affect more than his election chances in November; it could affect the chances of other Republican candidates whose districts overlap his.

Charles Schwertner, Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, listens to DFPS Commisioner John Specia speak at a hearing at the Texas Capitol on April 20, 2016.

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