HD10 special: Brian Harrison (R), the first-place finisher in yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) special election, called on former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) to “not pursue a costly and unnecessary runoff.” Harrison finished five points ahead of Wray, 41%-36%, because a strong Election Day performance overcame Wray’s early voting advantage.

Since 1996, candidates who finished first in a special election by fewer than 10 points have lost their respective runoffs 40% of the time. Earlier this year in a district that includes Ellis Co., Susan Wright lost a runoff for CD6 after winning the first round by slightly more than Harrison’s margin over Wray.

LTGOV: Fort Worth businessman Aaron Sorrells announced he would challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) in the primary, running to his right. In an Instagram post, attorney Paul Davis indicated he may manage Sorrells’s campaign. Davis was fired from a Houston-based insurance firm shortly after posting a video of himself participating in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to his Instagram account.

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