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When Rep. Jeb Hensarling announced he’d be stepping down as the congressman from Texas’ 5th district, eight Republicans scrambled to replace the staunch conservative. Now the top two vote-getters from the March primary face off in Tuesday’s runoff election: Hensarling’s former campaign manager Bunni Pounds, and state Rep. Lance Gooden of Terrell.
It’s a heavily Republican district that includes eastern Dallas County and stretches across six counties to the east and southeast.
At a recent forum in small-town Canton, Texas, halfway between Dallas and Tyler, Gooden and Pounds made the case to a couple hundred conservatives for why they’re the most conservative candidate in the race.