East Texas Primary Pits Simpson vs. Merritt, Again
by BECCA AARONSON
The Texas Tribune
May 16, 2012 | 455 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print








State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, has referred to his 2010 defeat of seven-term House incumbent Tommy Merritt as a “David and Goliath-like” battle.



This year, the candidates in the House District 7 GOP primary race are the same, but the roles are reversed, with Merritt now looking to unseat the incumbent Simpson. And East Texas GOP leaders again see a close race.

 

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