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Deadlines: Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline to register to vote for the November 5 general, constitutional amendment and special elections. It is also the deadline for candidates in the three legislative special elections and local candidates on the general election ballot, where required, to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports.

HD13/CD13: Clarendon resident Dwight Hardin established a state campaign committee for what appears to be a potential challenge of Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola). However, Clarendon is about 450 miles outside the district. It is located within open CD13, and so it is likely that Hardin intends to run for that seat. Accordingly, we have listed Hardin on our Federal Crib Sheet. We were otherwise unable to determine his partisan affiliation, but there aren’t many Democrats left in Donley Co.

HD28 special: The Texas Parent PAC endorsed Eliz Markowitz, the lone Democrat in the field.

HD49: Austin resident Charles Meyer appears to have reauthorized his campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Gina Hinojosa (D-Austin). We have not been able to determine his partisan affiliation.

HD131: Pearland motivational speaker Elvonte Patton established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston). Patton ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Harris Co. Dept. of Education trustee P3 in 2018 (30%). He is at least the third candidate to take a formal step toward challenging Allen in the primary.

CD3: Plano attorney Lulu Seikaly established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Van Taylor (R-Plano) as a Democrat. The committee treasurer is Lillian Salerno, who was a candidate for the 2018 Democratic nomination for CD32.

CD23 open: San Antonio resident Adam Hansen established a campaign committee, named Adam Hansen for Senate, for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) as a Republican. He is at least the sixth Republican to take a formal step toward entering the race.

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