Redistricting: Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state will appeal yesterday’s federal district court ruling invalidating two congressional districts directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeal is expected to be filed this week, unless the state requests and is granted an extension of a three-day deadline for action included in the ruling.

CD14: League City attorney Lawrence Tylka established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Pearland) as a Democrat.

CD30: U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) confirmed that she would seek re-election, formally ending months of speculation. She was first elected in 1992.

CD31: U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-Round Rock) announced he would seek re-election.

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