For a brief moment, the Republican race for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission seemed destined to provide the best political theater during the run-up to the March 1 primary. But, that hope fizzled Monday as two colorful politicos, former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, said they wouldn’t run.
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