As the legislative session enters its second half, at least two Republican representatives, and perhaps a third, have drawn potential challengers. All three, likely Democrats, filed campaign treasurer appointments. Two Republican members of Congress have also drawn potential Democratic challengers.

HD45: Driftwood author Erin Zwiener has filed a campaign treasurer appointment for a potential challenge to Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs). Zwiener’s Twitter stream indicates she would run as a Democrat. Isaac has not faced a Democratic challenger since 2012.

HD134: Houston educator and public health researcher Angie Hayes has filed a campaign treasurer appointment for a potential challenge to Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston). A Facebook page for her campaign indicates she is running as a Democrat. She has a campaign kickoff event scheduled for April 10 in Houston.

HD28?: Richmond resident Meghan Brown-Scoggins has filed a campaign treasurer appointment with the Texas Ethics Commission but did not indicate an office sought. She is a Fort Bend Co. Democratic precinct chair in the districts of Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond) and SBOE member David Bradley (R-Beaumont). Kolkhorst is not up for re-election in 2018, but Zerwas and Bradley are on the ballot.

CD21: Austin tech entrepreneur and Army veteran Joseph Kopser announced he is “seriously considering challenging” U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) as a Democrat. His CrowdPAC fundraising page indicates pledges of nearly $65K toward a goal of $75K as of 10 p.m. today (Tuesday).

CD32: Garland resident Ron Marshall has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission for a potential challenge to U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) as a Democrat.

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