AG: Austin attorney Justin Nelson announced he would challenge Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) as a Democrat. Nelson founded the group One Nation One Vote, which seeks to elect the president by popular vote. Lubbock attorney John Gibson, who was mulling a challenge, endorsed Nelson. Travis Co. Democratic Party chair Vincent Harding is also considering the race and is expected to decide on a run just before the December 11 filing deadline.

AGRIC: Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) announced he would seek re-election and released a list of 100 endorsements, including musician Ted Nugent, his campaign chair and treasurer, and former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Miller’s announcement likely means that Austin attorney and lobbyist Trey Blocker will not run. Blocker was expected to run only if Miller were asked to join the administration of Donald Trump.

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