There is no Senate race in Texas this year unless and until KBH resigns her Senate seat. This seat is up in 2012. If KBH does resign, Perry would backfill the seat with a conservative, such as Michael Williams. I believe TX law requires that he face the voters for the 2-year window this November.
I believe TX law requires that he face the voters for the 2-year window this November.
It all depends upon timing as to when the special election to fill the remainder of the term would occur. Nov. 2 would be the most likely next ‘uniform election date’ assuming KBH would resign in the not to distant future. There is a ‘uniform election’ date on May 8 but that may not leave time for timeline dates as specified by Code. However the gov. does have the option to declare an emergency ‘special special election’ to fill the seat. I guess the real catalyst is the resignation date if and when it occurs.
One interesting thing about a special election if it occurs is that it will be a ‘jungle’ type election in that all candidates will run on the same ballot and the top two vote getters have a runoff if no one gets a majority the first time. No primaries invovled so if no majority winner the first time then it could be a dem/dem - rep/rep - or a dem/rep faceoff.