State Senator Don Huffines, Ron Paul supporter.Submitted by Stonewall Jackson on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 08:53
Well guys, it looks like Don Huffines, the founder of the pro Ron Paul 'Santa Rita Super PAC' is now the Texas State Senator from the great SD 16! The race was VERY close, and there may be a recount, but I think Huffines has pulled it off!!!
270 of 270 Precincts reporting 100.00%
John Carona - Incumbent 24,500 votes 49.36%
Don Huffines 25,136 50.63%
"1:45 a.m.: Don Huffines has etched a narrow win over longtime Republican Sen. John Carona, with all precincts reporting. The victory effectively ends Carona’s 24-year Texas Legislative career and blocks the incumbent’s hopes for a seventh Texas Senate term.
Carona still hasn’t conceded and Huffines’ slim 1.2-percentage point victory leaves Carona plenty of room to ask for a recount.
“I don’t know if we have anything to say tonight,” Carona campaign manager Mari Woodlief said early this morning.
Huffines, though, is celebrating.
“We think the election results are solid,” Huffines campaign manager Matt Langston said as Huffines made an overnight victory speech to a room full of happy supporters."