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12-23-2008

Walker Withdraws

Republican Brian Walker has withdrawn his challenge of the results of State House District 11 Race.

Earlier this month, a recount confirmed the results from election day that Democrat Chuck Hopson won re-election by a narrow margin.

In the paperwork filed with the Secretary of State last week, Walker claimed improper election procedures in Cherokee County may have compromised the integrity of the election.

"I called Chuck Hopson yesterday and conceded the election after I had my attorneys in Austin withdraw our election contest petition. It was a tough decision, but I believe it is best for the people of East Texas to put this election behind us," Walker said.

Michael Thompson, 6pm News Producer.

msthompson@kltv.com

 

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