HD10 special: Brian Harrison (R), the first-place finisher in yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) special election, called on former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) to “not pursue a costly and unnecessary runoff.” Harrison finished five points ahead of Wray, 41%-36%, because a strong Election Day performance overcame Wray’s early voting advantage.

Since 1996, candidates who finished first in a special election by fewer than 10 points have lost their respective runoffs 40% of the time. Earlier this year in a district that includes Ellis Co., Susan Wright lost a runoff for CD6 after winning the first round by slightly more than Harrison’s margin over Wray.

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