Burton wins in Senate District 10 Republican primary runoff

Updated 10:14 p.m.



In the Republican Party runoff vote for the District 10 state senate race in Tarrant County, Konni Burton was the favorite with 95 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, according to unofficial results.



The seat was wide open after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis vacated the position in her run for governor this fall.



With 342 of 357 precincts reporting, Burton pulled in 60.21 percent of voters, or 17,239 votes. Opponent Dr. Mark Shelton tallied 39.79 percent, or 11,393 of the total 28,632 votes cast.



Burton, a Colleyville resident, and Fort Worth resident Shelton, a former state representative, squared off after initial polling in March led to the runoff.



Burton, a community activist with Tea Party connections, led the way in March with 43 percent of the vote. Shelton, a pediatrician, pulled in 35 percent of the vote at that time.



The winner moves on to face Democrat Libby Willis in the general election Nov. 4, with Green Party candidate John Tunmire and Libertarian Party candidate Gene Lord rounding out the ballot.



Posted at 7:13 p.m.



In the Republican Party runoff vote for the District 10 state senate race in Tarrant County, Konni Burton was in the lead Tuesday night, according to unofficial early voting results.



The seat was wide open after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis vacated the position in her run for governor this fall.



Burton pulled in 61.14 percent of early voters with 9,812 total early ballots. Opponent Dr. Mark Shelton tallied 38.86 percent of the early vote with 6,237 votes.



Burton, a Colleyville resident, and Fort Worth resident Shelton, a former state representative, squared off after initial polling in March led to the runoff.



Burton, a community activist with Tea Party connections, led the way in March with 43 percent of the vote. Shelton, a pediatrician, pulled in 35 percent of the vote at that time.



The winner moves on to face Democrat Libby Willis in the general election Nov. 4, with Green Party candidate John Tunmire and Libertarian Party candidate Gene Lord rounding out the ballot.



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