February 28, 2006
Hubener loses in HD106

Can't win 'em all.

Republican Kirk England of Grand Prairie won a special election Tuesday to replace state Rep. Ray Allen.

England received 2,788 votes, or 53 percent, to 2,438, or 46 percent, for Democrat Katy Hubener in final, unofficial returns. Libertarian Gene Freeman had 48 votes.

That's pretty close to the split from Hubener's 2004 loss to then-incumbent Ray Allen. That's still three or four points less than the overall GOP index there, which may mean Hubener's peaked, or (since Allen had fairly well-publicized ethical issues before that election, which could easily explain his relatively poor performance) it may mean this district is now trending blue, something which was not evident from previous elections. Or maybe the tiny turnout doesn't give us enough data to draw a conclusion. Hubener will take a third shot at this in November, so we'll know more then. More from BOR here, and a statement from the Texas Democratic Party is here.

UPDATE: PinkDome brings the funny.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 28, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack

democrats will not win these races until they stop using the same old tired tactics and hiring the same old tired consultants. look at the difference in results between donna howard and katy huebener. huebener could have won.

Posted by: seth on March 1, 2006 8:51 AM