As a result, Donna Campbell will have a very short time to get adjusted to the Senate before she has to defend her seat in a Republican primary. A four-year term would have solved that problem. Several members from San Antonio are thought to have their eyes on the seat, most notably Lyle Larson. It is also conceivable that a Democrat could get in the race.
Wendy Davis’s two-year term is a blow to Democrats, who had hoped that she would be their next statewide candidate (Julian Castro having taken himself out of the running). Davis, who won her seat against Mark Shelton by less than 6,500 votes, faces the near-certain prospect of a race for reelection against a Republican before she can think about running statewide. Unless she decides to run in 2014, she will have to wait until 2018.
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