A Split for the 3rd Court
Democratic and GOP incumbents both hold their seats
Pemberton, who raised more and spent more than Henson, held onto his seat in the 22-county 3rd Court district with just 52% of the vote, in the face of Henson's huge win in Travis Co. itself. Meanwhile, Green, who barely campaigned, was apparently able to snag enough GOP straight-ticket support to likewise hold Patterson to 52%. What does this say about either of the incumbents? For that matter, what does it say about the power of a Bush at the top of the ticket?
Either way, Henson says that the entire campaign process has strengthened her resolve. "I think I'm a better person today a better person with a wonderful sense of people," she said. "I know this: I will not stop fighting for the people of Texas because there is a huge difference between them and us."