GOV: Vice President Mike Pence will headline a November 13 fundraiser in Washington, D.C., for Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Meanwhile, University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven said he had no interest in running for governor.
AG: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans endorsed Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) for re-election. Since 2013, the group’s PAC has contributed more than $402K and loaned his campaign $1M in 2014.
HD6: Former Rep. Ted Kamel (R-Tyler) formally announced he would challenge Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) in the Republican primary. We previously reported that Kamel had re-established his campaign committee for the race. Kamel served four terms from 1991 to 1999. He lost the 1998 Republican primary to eventual Rep. Leo Berman (R-Tyler), 54%-46%.
CD16 open: The Texas State Teachers Assoc. and National Education Assoc. endorsed Veronica Escobar, according to the candidate’s Facebook post.
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