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Republican Insurgent Wright Wins Texas Oil Regulator Post

  • Pro-Trump, pro-business candidate beats well-funded Democrat
  • Democrat Castañeda ran on pledge to cut natural gas flaring
Jim Wright

Jim Wright

 Source: Silver Vasquez

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Republican Jim Wright was elected as one of three powerful commissioners at Texas’s oil and gas regulator, ending a high-profile battle that had been called “the most important environmental race in the country,” by his Democratic opponent, Chrysta Castañeda.

Wright was ahead in the vote count overnight, and Castañeda conceded Wednesday in a statement.