CCA: San Antonio attorney Jay Brandon reinitiated his state judicial campaign committee for a potential race for the Court of Criminal Appeals, but his campaign treasurer appointment did not specify which seat he may be seeking. Brandon ran unsuccessfully for the Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 2 in 2000 as a Republican, receiving 45% of the vote.

HD59: We now know that Dublin home builder Chris Evans is challenging Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) in the Republican primary thanks to a blog post on the Empower Texans web site. We previously reported that he filed paperwork establishing a campaign committee.

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