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.
District 35: Austin educator Andrew Daly established a state campaign committee for what would be a challenge of Rep. Oscar Longoria (D-La Joya). However, a Facebook page for Daly’s campaign indicates he is eying CD35, which includes a portion of Austin. Accordingly, we will include Daly on our Federal Crib Sheet. We were unable to determine his partisan affiliation.
HD132: Former Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy) announced he would seek a rematch against Rep. Gina Calanni (D-Katy), who ousted the two-term incumbent by 113 votes in 2018. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) previously endorsed Republican challenger Angelica Garcia.
HD138 open: Houston homemaker Lacey Hull established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) as a Republican. Campaign finance records indicate Hull has given small contributions to a number of candidates backed by Empower Texans since 2015.
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