Filing for the 2020 election is underway. We typically do not list candidates who have filed in these reports unless we have not previously mentioned him or her. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 96 candidates have already filed.

SD11: Pearland resident Margarita Ruiz Johnson filed to challenge Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) as a Democrat. She unsuccessfully sought the 2018 Democratic nomination for CD22 (13%).

SD12: Lewisville remodeling company owner Gary Brown re-authorized his campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound). Brown unsuccessfully ran for open HD65 in 2012, losing to Ron Simmons, 59%-39%.

HD30: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria) for re-election.

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