Naishtat Challenger Pulls Out
Given the long odds of a GOP victory in HD 49, Republicans don't bother finding a replacement candidate
The sole challenger for Rep. Elliott Naishtat's House District 49 seat has quietly withdrawn from the race he had little chance of winning. On Aug. 21, the Republican Party of Texas confirmed that James Hasik, a business security consultant, withdrew for personal reasons. In a phone message, Hasik said he had effectively withdrawn several months ago (as of July 15, he had raised no money and only spent $8 to register for a campaign website, according to Texas Ethics Commission financial filings). Hasik said he did not expect there to be a replacement Republican candidate and wished Naishtat the best.
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