Posted: Nov 7, 2012 2:06 PM by Ben Lloyd - email@example.com
CORPUS CHRISTI - One of the most heated local races was the one for Nueces County Sheriff as both candidates accused the other of misconduct. In the end, incumbent Jim Kaelin will hold on to the seat he's had since 2006. He picked up a win with 54% of the vote.
Kaelin told us last night, "My opponent threw an awful lot of mud at me in the campaign. It took a great deal of restraint on my part not to throw back. When I'm accused of a felony, accused of being a coward, accused of.. just go down the litany of things he accused me of wrongdoing. He attacked the very core of my character."
Despite all of the drama in this race, challenger Isaac Valencia, a 29-year veteran of the Corpus Christi Police Department says he is proud of the way his campaign was handled.
"It was a difficult race, we had our issues that we wanted to put out there and did the best we could to get it out there. The bottom line is this the public makes that final determination. You can say would you have done something differently, anyone can armchair quarterback that, but the bottom line is this, we're proud of our campaign," Valencia said.
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