CD23: 2018 Democratic nominee Gina Ortiz Jones announced she would seek a rematch against U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio). Jones lost to Hurd, 49.2%-48.7%, in the general election after out-raising the incumbent, $5.2M to $3.6M, and outspending him, $5.9M to $5.1M. Those spending figures do not include the more than $8.5M in independent expenditures made for the race.
CD31: Leander physician Christine Mann reauthorized her campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-Round Rock) as a Democrat. Mann lost the 2018 Democratic runoff to M.J. Hegar, 62%-38%
SEN: Former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell (D-Houston) said he was “definitely interested” in challenging U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). Bell, who served on the Houston city council for four years, received less than 30% of the vote in the 2006 gubernatorial election.
HD47: Former Austin council member Don Zimmerman and Spicewood resident Jennifer Fleck established campaign committees for potential challenges of Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin) as Republicans. Zimmerman, who unsuccessfully sought the 2006 Republican nomination for HD50, has been exploring the race for about three weeks.
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