Democrat Katy lost her special election bid in HD-106 Tuesday night. Republican Kirk England won with 53% of the vote, with Katy picking up 46% and Libertarian Gene Freeman got the remaining 1%.
Texas Democratic Party chair Charles Soechting had this to say:
“I want to commend Katy Hubener on running an excellent race in the special election for House District 106. Katy ran as an independent voice, who could be trusted to stand up against a special interest agenda and fight for the best interests of Texas families.
In a five-week sprint special election called by Governor Perry to benefit his hand-picked candidate in a Republican district, Katy Hubener held her opponent to a margin of only a few hundred votes, signaling a trend of voter dissatisfaction with one-party Republican rule in the State of Texas.
QR points out that the margin is roughly the same as the last election when retiring Rep. Ray Allen beat Hubener, though turnout for this special election was less to the tune of 30,000 votes.