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Texas Senate panel advances David Whitley's nomination for secretary of state

The vote was 4-3 along party lines. Whitley now needs two-thirds support of the full Senate to be confirmed.

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley at a state Senate Committee on Nominations hearing on Feb. 7, 2019. Whitley was appointed to the job by Gov. Greg Abbott, but Whitley must first clear the committee, then win a two-thirds vote in the full Texas Senate.

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