Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) has invited supporters to an “important announcement” and press conference in Harlingen tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Some capitol insiders believe he will announce his retirement. Lucio was first elected to SD27 (Lean D) in 1990 following two terms in the House.
Lake City Republican precinct chair Israel O. Salinas established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat.
LAND open (Likely R): Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker told the Houston Chronicle’s Jasper Scherer that she was considering a run for office as a Democrat.
RRC (Likely R): Houston oil and gas management consultant Thomas Slocum established a campaign committee for what we believe would be a potential primary challenge of Comm. Wayne Christian (R).
SD31 open (Safe R): Amarillo attorney Jesse Quackenbush re-established his campaign committee for a potential run as a Republican for the seat being vacated by Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo). Quackenbush unsuccessfully sought the seat in a 2004 special election (2%).
HD31 (Lean R): Floresville construction firm executive Michael Monreal established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City) as a Republican.
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