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SD8 open: Concerned Women for America’s Legislative Action Committee and the Collin Co. Deputies Assoc. endorsed Angela Paxton.

HD132: Katy author and marketing manager Gina Calanni established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy) as a Democrat.

Randy Bates


Rep. Jarvis Johnson

Rep. Jarvis Johnson

HD139: Houston law professor Randy Bates Jr. filed to challenge Rep. Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) in the Democratic primary. Bates finished third in the 2016 Democratic primary for what was then an open seat (25%) and backed out of a later special election for the unexpired term. He enters the race with more cash on hand, at least as of June 30, than the incumbent.

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