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Powell, a real estate developer who has also held a number of local leadership positions including past chairwoman of the board of trustees at Texas Wesleyan University, describes herself as a "moderate." The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one.


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Watch Democrats Allison Campolo and Beverly Powell virtually debate the issues in their race to challenge Republican state Sen. Konni Burton in the latest edition of our "Split Decision" series. by Alana Rocha, Todd Wiseman, Justin Dehn and Christina Shaman Feb21, 2018 12 AM   The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Sign up for The Brief to get the latest 2018 Texas election news in your inbox. | Here's a list of the primary candidates | Here's how to vote in the Texas primaries | More in this series  Of the state's 31 senate districts, Texas Senate District 10 is the closest to a swing districtIn 2016, Donald Trump just barely beat Hillary Clinton there. Two Democrats, Allison Campolo and Beverly Powell, are vying to unseat state SenKonni Burton, a Colleyville RepublicanBurton won her seat in 2014, after Democrat Wendy Davis chose to run for governor rather than for re-election. Campolo, an academic who hails from Irving and now calls Euless home, refers to herself as a "progressive." Powell, a real estate developer who has also held a number of local leadership positions including past chairwoman of the board of trustees at Texas Wesleyan University, describes herself as a "moderate." The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsorsBecome one. Their campaigns reflect those different labels, at least when it comes to endorsements, with Powell garnering support from Davis and well-known Democratic groups like Planned Parenthood Texas Votes and Annie's List. In the latest edition of our "Split Decision" video series, watch as the two candidates address what separates them, how they would reform the public education system and the significance of the wave of women running during this election cycle. Read related Tribune coverage: In this Texas Democratic primary, the Clinton/Sanders divide still lingers Everything you need to know about casting a ballot in the Texas primary elections Can Texas Republicans hold America’s reddest large urban county? Get The Brief Never miss a moment in Texas politics with our daily newsletter. Hide all comments Comment Policy The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this storyWe encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at handTo comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayedAll comments are shown in Central TimeThanks for taking time to offer your thoughts. You must be logged in to leave a comment| Login | Sign Up Your Comment Read More Comments Republish this story Find out how you can put this story on your website. Be a citizen,not a spectator. Support independent, fact-based journalismDonate to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom. Donate today by visiting: texastribune.org/donate The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Donate Contact Us Advertise

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