Ending months of speculation, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump (R). He is the second prominent Texan in the Democratic race, joining former San Antonio Mayor and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

The latter released a list of endorsements from around 30 Texans, mostly Hispanic/Latino, including three members of Congress: U.S. Reps. Colin Allred (D-Dallas), Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen).

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-El Paso) endorsed O’Rourke.

HD138: Houston attorney Akilah Bacy established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston). Her campaign contribution history suggests she will run as a Democrat.

HD145: Rep.-elect Christina Morales (D-Houston) will be sworn in on Monday at 3 p.m. CDT.

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