Correction: In Thursday’s report, we mis-named the federal agency where HD10 candidate Brian Harrison served as chief of staff. He served at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. We regret the error and have corrected the online edition of the report.

SD31: Midland oil and gas executive Kevin Sparks announced he would challenge Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) in the Republican primary. Sparks is a former member of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s board of directors. His father Don Sparks unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for this seat in 2004.

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