One of the biggest concerns incumbent
The Commissioners Court has overseen
There are four statewide Republican runoffs, but much of the money being spent to raise voter awareness is being spent in larger metropolitan areas like
"We're making phone calls, knocking on doors, getting our signs up and meeting with people," he said. "We're the only local game in town, and that's just in the 20 precincts out of 127 in county."
Another worry is how long it has been since the
Chesney had a nearly nine-point lead over McComb in the March primary, but it wasn't the majority vote needed to be declared winner. Voter turnout was miserable then, with 11.4 percent of registered
Chesney also outspent McComb, according to finance reports filed before the election.. About
"The runoff usually does not have as many people turn out as you would like, so I don't expect us to surpass the 6.8 percent," she said, referring to the runoff turnout in 2012. "We might even be at 5 percent. It's very hard to tell. We're going to hope for the best."
There is no Democratic challenger, so the winner of the Republican runoff will take the Commissioners Court seat.
People who voted in the primary must stick to the same party during the runoff election. People who haven't voted can cast their ballots within whichever party they choose.
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