Season 17, Episode 5 Last Man Standing: Politics - Texas Style
First Aired: July 20, 2004
“Last Man Standing: Politics---Texas Style” chronicles an intense 2002 state legislative race in the solidly Republican district where Lyndon Johnson once lived. The combatants: GOP incumbent Rick Green, 31, and 24-year-old Democrat Patrick Rose. It should have been a walkover, given Green's charm and Texas-style conservatism, but Rose got lucky when ethics charges against Green surfaced. So did filmmaker Paul Stekler (“Vote for Me: Politics in America”), who captures the bad body language between the two exquisitely. And when the dust settled, they were 333 votes apart.
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