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The Source: Texas Senate Race For District 26

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As Leticia Van dePutte runs for San Antonio Mayor, a campaign to fill her seat has grown contentious between former Democratic Allies Trey Martinez Fischer and José Menendéz.

Attack ads and questions surrounding who is endorsing whom have muddied the water in the race for Senate District 26.

Neither house member was able to scure 50.1 percent of the vote in the special election and find themselves in a runoff that is scheduled for February 17. 

While the two have similar voting records in the last two sessions in the Texas House of Representatives, both have marketed themselves in the frame of the fighter vs team player, making the election more about personality and approach than about ideological or policy differences. 


  • Trey Martinez Fischer, Texas representative for house district 116
  • José Menendéz, Texas representative for house district 124

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