Chambers loses court fight

The Texas Supreme Court has denied a request by Republican sheriff’s candidate John Chambers to have his name placed on the Republican ballot for the May 24 runoff election in Cameron County.

Chambers had filed a lawsuit for injunctive relief against Cameron County and the county’s Republican Party requesting that the county refrain from printing the ballots for the runoff election until the issue regarding his ineligibility had been resolved.

Chambers argued his name should be on the ballot. The county’s Republican Party maintained he was ineligible because of his conviction on 14 counts of tampering with government records.

The Texas Supreme Court did not give a reason for denying Chambers’ request on Thursday. It merely stated “motion for injunctive relief denied.”

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