HD10 special: Midlothian rancher Kevin Griffin, Midlothian real estate agent and council member Leland Wickliffe and former Rep. John Wray (R-Midlothian) have filed for the August 31 special election as Republicans. Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed former U.S. Health & Human Services official and former CD6 candidate Brian Harrison, who launched his candidacy touting the endorsement. Thursday is the filing deadline.

Election Legislation: The Senate State Affairs Committee approved Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), the session’s major election bill, by a party-line vote following public testimony. The bill is identical to legislation passed by the Senate during the First Called Session except for enactment data language.

In the House, Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction) filed House Bill 3, the chamber’s major election bill, which appears to be identical to the bill he filed during the First Called Session except for enactment date language.

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