Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13.

AG (Lean R): U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) filed to challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the primary, joining Land Comm. George P. Bush (R) and former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman (R).

SD16 (Safe D): Dallas commercial real estate associate Brandon R. Copeland established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Nathan Johnson (D-Dallas). We were unable to determine his partisan affiliation conclusively.

HD12 (Safe R): Huntsville businessman Ben Bius announced he will mount a primary challenge of Rep. Kyle Kacal (R-College Station).

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