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#1 Senate District 25
Incumbent Republican Jeff Wentworth seeking re-election against well funded opponents Donna Campbell and Elizabeth Ames Jones.
#2 Senate District 9
Republican Senator Chris Harris is retiring. Two well funded Republican opponents vie for his seat: Kelly Hancock and Todd Smith.
#3 Senate District 30
Craig Estes seeks to defend his seat against a very touch opponent in Jim Herblin. Both Republicans are battling tough already.
#4 Senate District 11
With GOP candidate Mike Jackson running for Congress, his vacant seat is being fought for by 3 GOP hopeful candidates: Dave Norman, Larry Taylor, and Daniel McCool.
#5 Senate District 4
Tommy Williams, incumbent GOP senator from the Woodlands has a battle on his hands with former senator Mike Galloway, also a Republican, who has returned to seek office again.
#6 Senate District 3
Incumbent Republican Robert Nichols opposed by East Texas Tea Party leader Tammy Blair.
#7 Senate District 5
Steve Ogden may be the most powerful senator in Texas. He is ending his career, which opens up a seat. Republicans Ben Bius and Charles Schwertner are battling each other for it.
#8 Senate District 31
GOP incumbent Kel Selinger is seeking to be re-elected against gritty opponent Randy Rives. Rives is accusing Selinger of lacking true conservative values.