CD2 open: Humble merger and acquisition firm partner Justin Lurie established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) as a Republican.

Rep. Lance Gooden

Rep. Lance
Gooden

CD5 open: Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) announced he would seek the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Dallas), becoming the fourth sitting legislator to seek a U.S. House seat. All of Gooden’s House district – most of Henderson and all of Kaufman Cos. – lies within CD5.

“I am not running for re-election,” Gooden told a crowd of supporters. “I’m running to be your representative in the United States House of Representatives.”

Meanwhile, Dallas educator Charles Lingerfelt filed in the Republican primary for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Dallas). Lingerfelt ran unsuccessfully for CD30 against U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in 2016 (19%) and unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for CD30 in 2010 (13%).

CD6 open: Arlington information technology manager Shannon Dubberly established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) as a Republican.

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