Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission establishing his Speaker campaign. He is the fifth member of the House to do so, joining Reps. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), Phil King (R-Weatherford), Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) and John Zerwas (R-Richmond). Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) did not seek re-election.

CD32: The Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC has secured $2.7M in advertising time to attack Democratic challenger Colin Allred.

Filing Deadlines: Monday is the deadline for write-in candidates to file for a place on the general election ballot. It is also the deadline for municipal, school board and other local candidates to file for offices on the general election ballot.

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