April 16, 2018      5:30 PM
House District 8 GOP runoff is the third go around for McNutt, who still carries the negatives from his campaign against Chairman Cook
Cook and McNutt worked overtime in ‘16 to drive up each other’s negatives, and impressions among many voters are frozen in time. Only McNutt carries that baggage in this election against Cody Harris
In the Republican run-off for the
District 8 seat, currently represented by retiring State Affairs Committee Chairman
Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, the third
time may not be the charm for one candidate.
That candidate is Thomas McNutt, who’s making his second
run for the seat after losing to Cook by a mere 222 votes in the 2016 primary.
Despite constantly campaigning
for the seat ever since, the vice president of Collin Street Bakery only
garnered 39 percent to Palestine’s Cody
Harris’ 44 percent in March. A third candidate, Navarro College Dean Linda Timmerman came in third with 15
percent. Timmerman has now endorsed Harris.
By James Russell