SEN: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told supporters in an email that he has “no interest in being appointed to or running for the U.S. Senate” in response to speculation he may be a potential successor to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn if the latter left the Senate to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Patrick reiterated a previous announcement that he would seek re-election.

GOV: Plano resident Danny Harrison filed paperwork establishing a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott. His occupation and partisan affiliation are unclear.

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