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SD30: Nocona church restorer Craig Carter established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) as a Republican.
HD20: Georgetown engineer Stephen Wyman filed as a Democrat to challenge Rep. Terry Wilson (R-Granite Shoals). Wyman ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2014 (23%) and for SD5 in 2010 (29%) and 2006 (35%). He ran unsuccessfully for CD31 in 2012 (23%).
HD29: Pearland general contractor Dylan Forbis established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Ed Thompson (R-Pearland), likely as a Democrat.
HD65: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton).
HD72: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo).
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