Incumbent Rick Perry wins GOP primary for Texas governor

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Texans headed to the polls in large numbers yesterday to vote in the primary election for gubernatorial candidates. The Republican race was particularly heated, as incumbent Rick Perry faced challenger Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. After a close race, Sen. Hutchison conceded the election. For the Democrats, former Houston Mayor Bill White won the nomination.

To discuss the election results, we talk with Ben Philpott who is covering the race for KUT News and the Texas Tribune. He’ll tell us why the race was so close, and turnout so high, for Republicans, and give us a few more insights into the race from the ground.

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