We continue our look into straight-ticket voting trends in today’s competitive or potentially competitive districts by looking at HD40 in Hidalgo Co. After examining the straight-ticket voting data going back to 2004, we conclude that neither label can be applied to HD40.

Rep. Terry Canales (D-Edinburg) is seeking a third term. He is opposed by Mari De Leon, a legislative aide to Rep. Gilbert Pena (R-Pasadena). She is the first Republican to seek HD40 since 1996. No minor party candidates filed for the seat.

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