Houston GOP Judicial Candidate Sues For Spot In Primary

Law360, Houston (January 15, 2014, 5:18 PM EST) -- The Harris County Republican Party was slapped with a lawsuit in Texas state court Monday by a judicial candidate who says he's being unfairly prevented from running for office after a party official gave him bad instructions for completing his primary ballot application.

Chris Branson says the GOP rejected his bid to challenge Harris County District Judge John Phillips for his civil bench in the upcoming Republican primary because he did not sign every page of voter signature petitions attached to his application. Branson says that...
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