HD45: Driftwood resident Elizabeth Bryant filed paperwork to form a campaign account for a potential challenge to Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs). Her personal Twitter stream suggests she would run as a Democrat.

SEN: Denton architect Roman McAllen and Mansfield resident Dustin Webb filed statements of candidacy for potential challenges to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) as Democrats. McAllen announced a run for Senate in 2014 against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) but did not ultimately enter the race. They would need to get by U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) and possibly U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) for a shot at the incumbent.

CD19: Lubbock university professor Miguel Levario has scheduled campaign kickoff events in Lubbock and Abilene for a challenge to U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Lubbock) as a Democrat. He is the second Democrat to take public or formal steps toward challenging Arrington.

CD21: Paramedic Scott Sturm has established a CrowdPAC page with a goal of raising $5K before announcing for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) as a Democrat. His hometown is unclear. Sturm is at least the sixth potential Democratic candidate to take a formal step toward candidacy so far.

CD29: Houston educator Hector Morales filed a statement of candidacy for a potential primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston).

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