Texas: High-Court Judge Faces a Tough Runoff (Updated)

Incumbent Justice David Medina was defeated in the July 31 runoff for the Republican spot on the November ballot by challenger John Devine, a former trial court judge who has run for six political offices since 1994. Devine raised ethical concerns about Medina and touted his own anti-abortion activism in his grassroots campaign. In a recent Houston Bar Association poll, 59 percent of attorney rated Devine as “not qualified,” while 24 percent rated Medina as “not qualified.”