Huffines Concedes State Senate District 8 Race to Angela Paxton

Angela Paxton wins most expensive state senate race in Texas history

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Angela Paxton edges out Republican challenger Phillip Huffines in a hotly contested and very expensive race for the party's nomination for the State Senate District 8 race.

With 100 percent of the vote counted, Paxton had about an 8-point lead over her challenger.

NBC 5 has confirmed that, at about the same time, Huffines called Paxton to concede the race.

Paxton and Huffines were on pace to make the race the most expensive state senate race ever — spending around $10 million.

Both candidates were on a level playing field when it comes to name recognition. She is the wife of Attorney General Ken Paxton. He is the twin brother of State Senator Don Huffines.

Two Democrats, Mark Pharris and Brian Chaput, are also vying for the senate seat. With 100 percent of the Democratic vote counted, Phariss had a narrow lead over Chaput.

With only two candidates in each race, there will be no run-offs. Paxton will face-off against the Democratic nominee in the general election Nov. 6.

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