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When the final special election results were in for both Travis and Bastrop counties, former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt inched ahead of State Representative Eddie Rodriguez by another 446 votes.


That brought her final results to 49.74%—still not enough to claim an outright win for the Senate District 14 seat vacated by Kirk Watson.

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Patricia Perez had barely left her house since March, but she was determined to work the voting polls in Travis County, just as she had done for years.

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler had seen his star rise over the course of the pandemic, regularly appearing on CNN to discuss the local COVID-19 response and granting interviews to other national news outlets, including Politico. There was also chatter that he might be appointed to a cabinet position in the incoming Biden administration.

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