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O’Day won’t seek re-election

He’s not resigning, as was previously rumored, but State Rep. Mike O’Day has now announced that he will not run for re-election.

“Seeking elective office is something I never intended to do,” Mike O’Day, R-Pearland, said in his announcement. O’Day won a special election runoff in January to replace Rep. Glenda Dawson in the district covering all of Matagorda County and northern Brazoria County.

Well, I can’t say for sure he’d be the shortest-serving legislator ever, but he’ll still clock in with less than two full years of tenure, and that ought to put him in the top ten at least. The dynamic of this doesn’t change much from a special election to a regular open-seat election. The Republicans will be heavily favored, but the right Democrat could make a race out of it. We’ll see who steps up to run.

Vince had this reported last evening. He also has news of primary challenges in El Paso and Waco. Check ’em out.

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