CD3: Collin Co. Judge Keith Self (R-McKinney) has formed an exploratory committee as he considers a race for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Plano). The act of forming an exploratory committee does not trigger resign-to-run laws as it does not constitute official announcement of candidacy. Self has served as county judge since 2007. Johnson announced in January that he would not seek re-election. Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano), whose district largely aligns with CD3, is expected to seek the seat. Other potential contenders include Reps. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco), Jeff Leach (R-Plano) and Matt Shaheen (R-Plano); Collin Co. Comm. Susan Fletcher; Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and Collin Co. District Attorney Greg Willis. Some of those individuals could also be potential candidates, along with Dallas Co. Republican Chair Phillip Huffines, for SD8 if Taylor runs for Congress or for an open House seat should one or more of those incumbents seek higher office.

HD133: Houston resident Aaron Moore filed a campaign treasurer appointment for a potential challenge of Rep. Jim Murphy (R-Houston).

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