On Wednesday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Lubbock County Republican Party Chairman Carl Tepper spoke with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about how Robert Duncan and Charles Perry's recent announcements will affect the 2014 midterm elections.

Earlier this week, state Senator Robert Duncan was announced as the sole finalist for the position of Texas Tech Chancellor. And yesterday in response, District 83 representative Charles Perry announced that he would be running for Duncan's vacated seat. Tepper said that this chain of events now creates an interesting situation for the upcoming November midterm elections.

Tepper explained that since Perry is running for state senator, and candidates cannot run for two offices at the same time, the District 83 spot will also be up for grabs in November. He added that the Republican and Democratic Party Chairmen for the counties in District 83 will now choose a candidate to fill Perry's position. The elections for both Senator Duncan and Representative Perry's positions will take place in November.

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