GOV: Plano entrepreneur and music executive Byron Bradford established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) as an independent.

SD8: The Phillip Huffines campaign announced the endorsement of 39 Republican precinct chairs. Meanwhile, Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton said his wife Angela would make a decision on the race in the “next week or so.”

HD30: Yoakum geospatial analyst Robin Hayter established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria), likely as a Libertarian. She is the former chair of the Victoria Co. Libertarian Party.

HD52: Round Rock education nonprofit executive James Talarico established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock) as a Democrat.

HD57: Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) announced he would seek re-election.

See our 2018 Challengers page for all 256 challengers and open-seat candidates who we confirm have taken a formal step toward running for state and federal office from Texas in 2018.

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