Voter ID: The Senate gave final approval to Sen. Joan Huffman’s (R-Houston) bill to update the state’s Voter ID law, conforming it to a recent judicial order requiring an option for voters who are impeded from obtaining one of the required identifications

GOV: Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed he would seek re-election in 2018 while speaking to the Dallas Regional Chamber. Abbott reported raising more than $9 million during the last six months of 2016 and had more than $34 million on hand as of December 31.

Phillip Huffines

Phillip
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Rep. Jeff Leach

Rep. Jeff
Leach

SD8: Dallas Co. Republican chair Phillip Huffines announced via email to Collin Co. supporters that he will seek the Senate seat likely being vacated by Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano), who is expected to seek the Congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Plano). Huffines plans to move into the Collin Co.-based district.

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