HD64: Denton resident Angela Brewer established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger). We were unable to identify her conclusively.

HD134: Houston attorney and law professor Ann Johnson re-established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston), likely as a Democrat. Johnson was the 2012 Democratic nominee for the seat but lost to Davis, 55%-45%, in the general election.

Roll Call Ratings: National pundit Nathan Gonzales released his initial ratings for U.S. House and Senate seats up in 2020. CD23, held by U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio), is one of 10 seats rated as a “Toss-up” nationwide. Other ratings of note include:

  • Lean Democratic – CD7 (Fletcher), CD32 (Allred)
  • Lean Republican – CD22 (Olson), CD24 (Marchant), CD31 (Carter)
  • Likely Republican – CD2 (Crenshaw), CD10 (McCaul), CD21 (Roy)

All other U.S. House seats in the state are rated Solid Democratic or Solid Republican. Gonzales has the SEN race rated as Solid Republican.

Non-citizen Voter List: U.S. District Judge Fred Biery indicated he wanted to hear testimony from Betsy Schonhoff, a former Secretary of State employee who was involved in preparing the list of 95K potential non-citizen registered voters. Testimony continued today (Wedneday) in Biery’s courtroom as a second federal suit was transferred to Biery. On Friday, a federal judge in Galveston Co. is expected to transfer her case to Biery as well. Testimony is expected to resume on Friday.

Wimberly: Mayor Susan Jaggers filed to run for an open council seat and will remain mayor during the campaign. If she wins, she would have a vote on the council, which she currently lacks because the mayor is a non-voting position. A new mayor would be appointed if Jaggers wins the council race.

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