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Republican state senate candidate arrested for violating protective order

3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago Friday, July 10 2020 Jul 10, 2020 July 10, 2020 4:59 PM July 10, 2020 in News - Local
Vanessa Tijerina (Photo courtesy of Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

A Republican state senate hopeful was released from jail on Friday after she was arrested for violating a protective order, according to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.

Vanessa Tijerina, a Republican candidate for Texas State Senate District 27, was arrested around 10 a.m. Thursday after her ex-husband accused her of violating a protective order by calling and texting him.

Tijerina is seeking Senator Eddie Lucio’s senate seat, but has yet to secure the Republican nomination.

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