Voter ID: Attorney General Ken Paxton and the U.S. Dept. of Justice asked federal judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to delay next week’s trial on discriminatory effect until after June 18, the deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to veto legislation.
SD8: The Dallas Morning News’s Gromer Jeffers Jr. reported that Dallas Co. Republican Party chair Phillip Huffines, brother of Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas), is considering a potential open-seat race for senate if Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) runs for the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Plano). Phillip Huffines does not currently reside in the district, a portion of which (32 precicnts) lies in Dallas Co., mostly Richardson and a small portion of north central Dallas. Reps. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) and Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) and Collin Co. Judge Keith Self are also mentioned as potential candidates.
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