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SD30 special (Safe Republican): Term-limited Denton Mayor Chris Watts established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Watts was first elected in 2014 and re-elected twice. His final term was to have ended in May but was extended when the city postponed its general and special elections to November 3.

Meanwhile, Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita) said he would not seek the seat and would instead support Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster), who is considering the race.

HD126 (Lean Republican): Rep. Sam Harless (R-Spring) leads Democratic challenger Natali Hurtado, 47%-43%, according to a new internal poll.

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