HD83: Snyder actress and transgender activist Addy Perry-Franks established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) as a Democrat.
CD16: El Paso substitute teacher Jorge Artalejo established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-El Paso). Artalejo received less than 1% of the vote in the 2013 and 2017 El Paso mayoral elections. He received 3% of the vote in a 2011 race for city council D8. He received 14% of the vote in a 2010 race for El Paso Co. Democratic Party chair. In 2008, he received just under 20% of the vote in the Democratic primary against then-U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-El Paso). He formed a campaign committee for a 2006 race against Reyes but did not appear on the ballot. He received 4% of the vote in the 1992 Democratic primary for CD16.
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