Seliger avoids runoff: Defeats Canon and Leal

On Tuesday, incumbent Kel Seliger had enough of a cushion at just over 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff as he defeated challengers Mike Canon and Victor in the Texas Senate District 31 GOP primary.

“The really important thing about this is you can run a campaign that’s positive. You can run a campaign that depends upon what you can do and what you have done, not how much you can tear somebody else down.

"Politics doesn't have to go that way. There are so many issues to talk about and so many important things. Yes, it was vicious and it was dishonest. Because that's they type of campaigns Texas Public Policy Foundation, Empower Texans, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, that is their stock and trade.

"This election may show that that's not what people want to see. You don't win by being negative and vicious. You win by accomplishing things and looking at the future and solutions to problems that Texas has, and is going to have,” Seliger said.

Canon gave a brief response to Seliger's victory.

“We fought the good fight. We tried to get our messages out.

“I guess we didn’t convince enough people of what we were concerned about and what we were trying to do," Canon said.

Seliger collected 50.5 percent of the vote, while Canon received 31.3 percent of the total, and finished third with 18 percent.

"I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to vote, and those who have personally reached out after our win last night, for continuing to believe in me to represent the best interests of SD-31.

"Nancy and I cannot thank you enough!" Seliger said.

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