Republican candidates for Senate District 30 discuss their views during a candidate forum hosted Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, by the Cooke County Republican Party at the State Theater in downtown Gainesville. Seated, from left, are Republican candidates Craig Carter of Nocona, Andy Hopper of Decatur, Shelley Luther of Pilot Point, State Rep. Drew Springer of Muenster and Christopher Watts of Denton.