An abbreviated early voting period begins tomorrow (Monday) for the HD10 special election and ends on Friday. August 31 is Election Day. The frontrunners appear to be former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) and former U.S. Health and Human Services Dept. official Brian Harrison (R). Eight candidates filed, including five Republicans.

If needed, a runoff would likely be among two Republicans, though there is a single Democrat in the race: Ennis immigration attorney Pierina Otiniano. Last month’s CD6 runoff was a race between two Republicans largely because Democratic votes were fractured among multiple candidates. CD6 is considerably more competitive for Democrats than HD10, which was 15 points redder than the state in 2020.

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