HD83: New Deal educator and marching band director David Speer announced he was suspending his campaign. “I have not discovered a clear path for me to serve as a Legislator while continuing my treasured career as a public school teacher,” Speer said in a statement. “I believe the best thing for my family, community and the Republican Party is to suspend my campaign while I continue to consider any options prior to including my name on the ballot in March.” Speer, who was challenging Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) in the primary, added that he hoped “another conservative candidate might rise” to challenge Burrows, and he would “whole-heartedly support such a candidate.”

HD28 special: The Anna Allred campaign announced she raised $159K from 140 contributors and will report having $86K on hand.

HD148 special: Houston council member Ellen Cohen endorsed Michele Leal.

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