Seeing Double: Phillip Huffines Could Seek to Join Twin Don in Texas Senate

Depending on how you feel about Sen. Don Huffines, next year's state elections could double your pleasure, or double your pain.Huffines' twin brother, Dallas businessman Phillip Huffines, is considering running for a soon-to-be vacant Collin County seat in the Texas Senate.Senate District 8 is currently represented by Plano Republican Van Taylor, who has said he's running for Congress to replace retiring Republican Sam Johnson.If Johnson serves out his full term, Huffines could land on GOP ballots in the March 2018 primary. If Johnson leaves early, Taylor would run in a special election for that post, and Huffines could be a contender in a special election to replace Taylor."The whole dynamic is interesting," said conservative radio talk show host Mark Davis of KSKY-AM (660), who has heard the buzz that Huffines is considering a Senate run. "He makes an instant impact the moment he decides to get in the race. The question: Is it the kind of impact that resonates in Collin County, where you could have two candidates who are already serving in the House?"  Continue reading...

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