Sixty-eight Texans filed declarations of intent to run as independent candidates for state and federal offices in 2018, up from 15 for 2016. Forty-two independent candidates filed for U.S. representative, six for U.S. senator and eight for Governor. We have updated our Crib Sheets to include these filings.

Independent candidates were required to file their declarations of intent by December 11, the same deadline for partisan candidates, but their spots on the ballot are not yet guaranteed.

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