April 27, 2018 •
Special Election Scheduled to Replace Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold
Gov. Greg Abbott called a special election this week to replace U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold. Farenthold resigned his seat in congress this month after an ethics investigation stemming from a 2014 sexual harassment allegation.
The special election will take place on June 30, 2018, and a runoff election is anticipated to be held this fall.
Gov. Abbott sent Farenthold a letter this week requesting he pay for the cost of the special election since he has not reimbursed the $84,000 of taxpayer money he used to settle the sexual harassment claim.
The letter asked for a response to the request by May 2.
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