Special Session: Gov. Greg Abbott formally expanded the special session call to include the 19 items previously included in a draft supplemental call. The Dallas Morning News published an op-ed by Abbott on the subject.

HD37: Rep. Rene Oliveira (D-Brownsville) announced he would seek re-election.

HD46: Austin computer programmer and LGBTQ activist Michael Hendrix established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin). Hendrix has participated in candidate forums while he was considering the race.

HD108: Journalist and university adjunct professor Joanna Cattanach formally announced she would challenge Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas) as a Democrat. We previously reported her formation of a campaign committee.

CD9: Dallas resident Christian Hernandez formed a federal campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Houston).

CD31: Democratic candidate M.J. Hegar has announced that former Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) will join her campaign kickoff event in Coupland on Saturday.

Arlington: Marvin Sutton has filed suit in state district court contesting the outcome of the May 6 election for city council that he lost to Roxanne Thalman by two votes. The suit claims “the number of illegal votes that were cast … is in a number sufficient to change the outcome” and asks the court to declare Sutton the winner.

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