AUSTIN — Politicians across the state are announcing their candidacies and hiring campaign workers, but the ongoing battle over redistricting could again delay the March primaries and make life difficult for incumbents.
Lawyers working for Attorney General Greg Abbott and minority groups filed briefs with a San Antonio federal court that hint at a knock-down, drag-out fight over the state’s political maps and election laws. The fight has intensified since U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he wants Texas to submit all proposed election law changes for federal approval before implementing them.
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