A few things we wanted to share with you today:

Fraser Retires. In a letter to his colleagues, Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) announced he would not seek re-election. He was elected to the Senate in 1996 after receiving 81% in the Republican primary. He was unopposed in the primary in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He was not likely to go unopposed in 2016. The last longtime senator who had not faced a primary opponent since his first election was former Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas), who lost a bitter, and expensive, primary to Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) in 2014.

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