Brent Golemon almost pulled off a historic comeback in February 2015, when he almost overcame a 22-point deficit going into a special runoff election. Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhard) held off a furious charge from the Bastrop business owner to win the seat vacated by former Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington), 52%-48%. In the special election, Cyrier received 46%, well ahead of Golemon’s 22%.

Only once since at least 1992 has a second-place finisher in a special election overcome a deficit of at least 15 points to win a runoff, and no one has overcome one greater than 20 points.

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