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Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is running for a Texas State Senate seat.

By Daniel Van Oudenaren, The Austin Bulldog

It's only a 10 minute walk from the Travis County headquarters on Lavaca Street to the Texas Capitol that sits astride Congress Avenue, but the two buildings house governing bodies that are worlds apart politically—the one local and liberal in its orientation, the other significantly more conservative.


For Sarah Eckhardt, a longtime county leader campaigning for a State Senate seat, the journey from Lavaca Street to Congress Avenue means leaving what she calls the "warmth and friendship" of public service in a Democrat-controlled county for a far more divided partisan battleground.

A separate article focusing on candidate Eddie Rodriguez will be published tomorrow.

Read the rest at The Austin Bulldog.

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