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Reeves Takes Early Lead in Senate District 3 race according to Capitol Insiders

Center Businessman and GOP Activist has almost 3 to 1 lead over nearest rival according to online survey

Austin, Texas—Center businessman and Republican leader Bob Reeves has the best chance to win the State Senate District 3 seat being vacated by Todd Staples according to a recently concluded online poll of subscribers to Capitol Inside, a nationally acclaimed online guide to power and influence in Texas politics. Capitol Inside readers include members of the Legislature and Congress, statewide elected leaders, lobbyists, state and local agency officials, political consultants, state and national party leaders, journalists, professional associations, law firms, corporate offices, and political activists.

Capitol Inside’s “Power Poll” which was conducted last week and ended on Sunday, September 25 asked its readers “which candidate has the best chance to win State Senate District 3?” Reeves led the pack with 50.64% of respondents saying they thought he would win the race. Former Jacksonville Mayor Robert Nichols finished in second place with 18.58%. Montgomery County business owners David Kleimann and Frank Denton came in third and fourth places respectively with Kleimann garnering 8.44% and Denton receiving the nod from 6.56% of Capitol Inside readers. 15.77% of respondents felt that the race was tied.

“I am gratified that my race for the Texas Senate is being so well received by the political insiders in our State’s Capitol,” said Reeves. “While the most important poll is the one taken on Election Day by the people who live and work in Senate District 3, it’s good to know that folks who observe politics on a daily basis feel that our campaign is off to a strong start,” Reeves added.

Todd Smith, who is Reeves’ political consultant, said the results of the online survey, while not scientific, demonstrate the campaign’s strong grassroots efforts and Bob Reeves’ record of leadership in helping build the Republican Party in East Texas are recognized as important factors in the Senate District 3 race. “These political insiders understand what makes a campaign successful and they see that we have a strong candidate, an experienced campaign team, and tremendous grassroots support from East Texas Republicans—all key ingredients to winning on Election Day, and even more importantly, serving the district well,” Smith added.

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