Abbott sets special election date to replace state Rep. Joe Pickett

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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced the date for the special election to replace state Rep. Joe Pickett, who has announced his retirement to focus on his health.

    Abbott said the special election would take place Jan. 29.

    Pickett represents District 79.

    Picket announced he would retire on Jan. 4 to focus on his treatment for cancer.

    Early voting is scheduled to begin on Jan. 14.

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