Hancock, who faces Democrat Pete Martinez and Libertarian Dave "Mac" McElwee in the race to replace retiring Republican Chris Harris, has gained endorsements from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Huck PAC.
"Kelly Hancock is a shining example of what elected leaders can accomplish through hard work, determination and a willingness to work with others toward solutions," Huckabee said. "Throughout his service, Kelly Hancock has done great things for the people of Texas and has been successful in moving the state in the right direction and I am confident he will continue to be a force for good in the Texas Senate."
Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, once studied at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
-- Anna M. Tinsley