A first-term Texas state lawmaker who made national headlines last year by asking Muslims visiting her office to take a loyalty oath has been narrowly defeated in the Republican primary.
Belton Republican Rep. Molly White prepared for Muslim lobbying day at the Texas Capital last January by leaving an Israeli flag on her office's reception desk.
On Facebook, she posted that her staff had been instructed "to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws."
White added: "We will see how long they stay in my office."
Final, unofficial tallies showed White losing by 118 votes to Hugh Shine, a former state lawmaker from Temple. The Republican nominee immediately becomes the favorite during November's general election.