A Split for the 3rd Court
Democratic and GOP incumbents both hold their seats
By Jordan Smith, Fri., Nov. 5, 2004
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."
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