Did new voting lines doom incumbent East Texas legislators?

Did new voting lines doom incumbent East Texas legislators?
Michael Cavazos, Longview News-Journal
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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:28am

Two longtime incumbent East Texas lawmakers who were bested by newcomers and a third veteran in a runoff battle to keep his seat in Austin may have been victims of redistricting.

Regardless the reason, Tuesday’s GOP primary upsets of state Reps. Leo Berman of Tyler and Wayne Christian of Center mean East Texas will lose decades of seniority in the House — and could lose more in the July 31 runoff for Chuck Hopson’s District 11 seat. 

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