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.

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