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

GOV (Likely R): The campaign of former Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) released a new ad highlighting his conservative credentials.

SD27 open (Lean R): Former Rep. Raul Torres (R-Corpus Christi) filed as a Republican for the seat being vacated by Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville). Torres served one term following his successful 2010 challenge of then-Rep. Solomon Ortiz Jr. (D-Corpus Christi), 53%-47%. Two years later, Torres unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Chuy Hinojosa (D-McAllen), losing 62%-38%.

HD23 open (Likely R): Galveston physician Abel Longoria as a Republican for the seat being vacated by Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville).

HD38 open (Safe D): Cameron Co. Justice of the Peace Jonathan Garcia (D) announced he would seek the seat being vacated by Reps. Alex Dominguez (D-Brownsville) and Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville).

HD67 (Likely R): Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen) announced he will seek re-election.

HD85 (Safe R): Former Waller Co. Comm. Stan Kitzman filed as a primary challenger to Rep. Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton).

HD93 open (Likely R): Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Southlake Mayor Laura Hill for the seat being vacated by Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth).

CD37 (Safe D): Austin healthcare finance executive Julie Oliver, who lost the last two general elections for CD25 as a Democrat (45% and 42%, respectively), announced she would not challenge U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin). Oliver had previously established an exploratory committee for the race.

Redistricting: The U.S. Dept. of Justice filed suit against the state alleging the maps drawn by the Legislature violate Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit seeks to have block the state from conducting the March primaries using the new maps.

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