CD7: Bellaire speech pathologist and former Harris Co. Dept. of Education trustee Debra Kerner has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission for a potential challenge to U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-Houston) as a Democrat. Kerner won a six-year term in 2008 and did not seek re-election in 2014. She is the third Democrat to file in the last two weeks, joining four-time candidate James Cargas and Houston medical center development director Joshua Butler. Culberson also has a potential primary challenger in Houston businessman David Balat.

CD32: Following U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions’s (R-Dallas) contentious town hall meeting in Richardson on Saturday, Dallas ISD Trustee Miguel Solis tweeted that Sessions’s constituents “deserve direct answers to their questions, not pivots and message points,” then concluded, “It’s time for new leadership.” Rumored to be a potential Democratic challenger to Sessions, Solis won a 2013 special election and was re-elected with 68% of the vote a year later. He was selected as board president later in 2014, then first vice president in 2015.

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