Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who rose to prominence over her business’s defiance of a coronavirus lockdown order and subsequent arrest, scored a win in her race for the Texas State Senate.
The Republican entrepreneur became a symbol of conservative angst over the consequences of Covid-19-inspired shutdowns. Now Luther finds herself in a dead heat with Republican State Rep. Drew Springer to represent a heavily-Republican North Texas seat. (Hot Air)
While everyone else was consumed with the presidential debate, a special election race was being held in the Dallas area. Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) is running for Congress so his seat has been vacated. The district is a solidly red district and stretches to the northwest around Dallas-Fort Worth. With 100% of precincts reporting, she and state Rep. Drew Springer of Muenster ended in a dead heat. The third-place finisher was the only Democrat running.
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This is an impressive showing by Shelley Luther. The campaign was accelerated, with only about a month available for her to introduce herself to voters and make her case for why she should hold the office. Since neither outright won, Governor Abbott will have to set the date for a run-off between the two Republicans. Springer already represents a portion of Senate District 30. He said his strong performance in those areas Tuesday shows that constituents approve of his job performance. It is mostly a rural area.
“There’s a clear understanding they know who I am,” said Springer, who has spent four terms in the Texas House. “As we go forward, now we will have more time to visit with the folks in SD30.”
It’s not good news for Governor Abbott. She is striking a chord with business owners, especially small business owners like herself, who are suffering over coronavirus lockdown orders. Springer had to campaign against an unconventional Republican candidate who openly criticized the governor. She called him a tyrant on the campaign trail.
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I say go for it, Shelley. That activist judge…misjudged! Good luck, if I lived around big-D, you’d have my vote.
It shows she sees things as they are and isn’t a sheep who just goes along. The lockdown along with all the “precautions” aka hoaxes that do nothing but weaken and possiby kill someone, making them much easier to control. Go for it. If I lived there I’d vote for you too.
I voted for her in the run off. Will again.