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An Independent in the Texas Legislature? Not for Long.

Laura Thompson will only serve in the Texas House for a few short months. And with the Legislature out of session, she won’t even get to take a vote. But her election to fill former Democratic state Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon’s seat in San Antonio has still made recent Texas history. That’s because Thompson, a 58-year-old freelance writer, is the first candidate not affiliated […]