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SD 17 Runoff – Early Voting
December 9, 2008

You have until Friday to take part in early voting for the runoff race to decide the winner of the State Senate District 17 seat.

The stakes are high, but it appears voter turnout is lower than expected.

Republican Joan Huffman is facing…..

Democrat Chris Bell in the special election to replace former State Senator Kyle Janeck.


On the first day of early voting on Monday, fewer than 4 thousand people cast their ballots.

That’s in spite of  the fact that the candidates have raised more than $2 Million since the last week of October.

(you can read more about the expensive race at

In this holiday season, and without a presidential race on the ballot, the campaigns are facing a tough time getting people engaged and excited about returning the polls. 

Election day is Tuesday, December 16, 2008.  Senate District 17 includes parts of Brazoria, Chambers, Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston and Jefferson Counties.