Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) announced she would challenge U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Irving). Her campaign launch video centers around her participation in the current House Democrats’ quorum break.

Beckley is serving her second term in the House. She is the second major Democrat to enter the race, joining Carrollton tax attorney Derrik Gay. Carrollton resident David Walsh has also established a campaign committee to seek the Democratic nomination.

CD6 special: Early voting continues through Friday for the July 27 special runoff election. In-person early voting ticked upward in Tarrant Co., bringing the two-day total of in-person and absentee voters to nearly 5,500 (1.6% of registered voters). In-person voting also increased in Ellis Co., putting two-day total of in-person and absentee voters to just over 2,400 (2% of registered voters). Totals for Navarro Co. were not available.

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