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File photo of Ron Paul. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans scrambling to replace Ron Paul and fill four new U.S. House seats are among the most closely watched congressional races in the Texas primary.

Paul didn’t endorse any of the nine candidates vying Tuesday for the GOP nomination in his South Texas district. Paul announced his retirement from Congress after more than 20 years before launching his latest failed presidential bid.

Voters are also deciding whether Texas will put any more Hispanics on the path to Congress. Hispanic candidates in two new predominately Hispanic districts faced stiff competition from Democratic incumbent Lloyd Doggett and state lawmaker Mark Veasey.

Texas hasn’t elected more than six Hispanics to Congress since 1997.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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