Republican Runoff For Joe Barton’s Open Seat Pits A Navy Pilot Against A Tax Man

Both candidates take conservative positions on taxes and government spending.

By Christopher ConnellyMay 11, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From KERA:

When longtime Congressman Joe Barton announced his retirement in the middle of a sexual scandal, 11 Republicans campaigned to replace him.

Now, the race is down to two: Ron Wright, who’s served as Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector, earned 45 percent of the primary vote. Jake Ellzey, a pilot, got 22 percent.

In their runoff, one thing that’s up for debate? The value of political experience.

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