Former TV judge wins congressional primary

March 4, 2008 9:25:50 PM PST
A lawyer who dispensed Texas justice on television stamped out his Democratic competition in the U.S. House District 10 primary election. Larry Joe Doherty defeated international consultant Dan Grant on Tuesday and now heads to a general election matchup with Republican Rep. Mike McCaul. McCaul's district stretches from Austin to Houston, with several rural counties in between.

Doherty is a Houston lawyer who sues other lawyers for malpractice. He starred in the television show "Texas Justice" where he delivered rulings in real cases with a Texas drawl.

McCaul is seeking election to a third term.

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