Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 302 candidates have already filed.

SEN: Mansfield tax attorney John Castro established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). Cleveland business owner and 2014 primary challenger Dwayne Stovall and Plano investment advisor Mark Yancey have already filed for the race.

GOV: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) was elected chair of the Republican Governors Assoc. for the 2020 election cycle.

HD11: Nacogdoches grassroots organizer and 2018 Democratic nominee Alec Johnson filed for a rematch against Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches). Johnson received 26% of the vote in the 2018 general election.

HD24: Friendswood attorney and former Houston Chronicle reporter Brian Rogers filed to challenge Rep. Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood) as a Democrat.

HD26: State Board of Education member Lawrence Allen (D-Houston) has kicked off his campaign to challenge Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land).

HD92 open: Associated Republicans of Texas PAC endorsed Jim Griffin for the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford).

HD107: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Samuel Smith for the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Victoria Neave (D-Dallas).

HD132: Associated Republicans of Texas PAC endorsed Angelica Garcia over former Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy) for the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Gina Calanni (D-Katy).

HD135: Associated Republicans of Texas PAC and Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Jersey Village Mayor Justin Ray in the race to challenge Rep. Jon Rosenthal (D-Houston).

CD13 open: Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) endorsed Chris Ekstrom in the Republican primary to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon).

CD16: Canutillo ISD trustee Blanca Trout, who has been exploring a challenge of U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-El Paso) as a Republican, established a campaign committee for the race.

Houston: The runoff for District B will not appear on the December 14 ballot and must instead be settled in a special election. Renee Jefferson-Smith, who missed the runoff by 168 votes, filed suit to contest the election results after an earlier attempt to have Cynthia Bailey declared ineligible was dismissed. The lawsuit claims Bailey is ineligible because of a felony conviction for theft for which she served 18 months of a 10-year sentence.

©2019 Texas Election Source LLC