SD27: State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez (D-Brownsville) said on Facebook that he will challenge Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) in the Democratic primary. San Benito attorney Sara Stapleton-Barrera is already in the race. Lucio raised less than $5K during the last two weeks of June, the only days so far this year he could accept contributions ahead of the June 30 filing period.

HD62: Denison resident Gary Thomas established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Reggie Smith (R-Van Alstyne). We were unable to identify him conclusively.

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