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Best New Nickname: Rep. Donna 'Landslide' Howard

Best New Nickname: Rep. Donna 'Landslide' Howard
PHOTO BY Todd V. Wolfson

Trust the Democratic rep from Western Travis County to bring the drama. On election night last November, she beat ex-Denver Bronco Dan Neil by 15. A week later, the final count pushed her win up to 16, but Neil was not going to lie down, and he pushed every legal challenge he could until the House Select Committee on Election Contest finally said she won by four. Still, a win's a win, eh, Landslide?

Donna Howard, PO Box 2124, 512/971-9488,

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