CD2 open: Rep. Kevin Roberts (R-Houston) formed a campaign committee and announced he would seek the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble). Roberts will not be seeking re-election to a second term in the state House.

HD8 open: Palestine real estate broker Cody Harris formed a campaign committee for the seat being vacated by Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana). Yesterday, we reported that Harris announced his candidacy.

HD10: Rep. DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne) announced he would seek re-election.

Larry Smith


Scott Cosper

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HD54: Killeen veteran and 2016 open-seat candidate Larry Smith re-established his campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Scott Cosper (R-Killeen). Smith finished third in the 2016 Republican primary with 21% of the vote. Smith was endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans, the Texas Home School Coalition and Young Conservatives of Texas in that race. He also unsuccessfully ran for CD34 in 2014, receiving 39% of the vote against U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville). Salado veterinarian and former Killeen ISD trustee Brad Buckley has also announced for the race.

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