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Political dominoes could fall in Houston as 2 longtime Democrats campaign for mayor

State Sen. John Whitmire, first elected in 1982, and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, in office since 1995, could be vacating seats that haven’t been open for decades. The election calendar, however, may bring a tough decision for one or both.

Houston mayor candidates Sheila Jackson Lee and John Whitmire

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Politics State government John Whitmire Sheila Jackson Lee