CCA3: Austin attorney Gina Parker announced she would challenge Judge Bert Richardson (R) in the Republican primary. The Parker campaign released a list of endorsements including former Gov. Rick Perry (R), seven members of the State Republican Executive Committee and Steven Hotze of the Conservative Republicans of Texas. Parker unsuccessfully challenged Tina Benkiser for state Republican Party chair in 2003 and 2004.
HD23: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville) for re-election. Abbott backed Middleton over then-Rep. Wayne Faircloth (R-Galveston) before the 2018 Republican primary.
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