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SD9: Fort Worth educator Gwenn Burud established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) as a Democrat.

HD41: McAllen educator Michael Pinkard Jr. filed to challenge Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission) in the Democratic primary. According to his Twitter bio, Pinkard was considering a race for Congress as of August, which is his most recent tweeting activity.

Trey Martinez Fischer

Trey Martinez Fischer

Rep. Diana Arevalo

Rep. Diana
Arévalo

HD116: Former Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio) will make a “special announcement” on December 2, nine days before the filing deadline. Martinez Fischer is rumored to be considering running for his old seat, which would set up a primary race against his successor, Rep. Diana Arévalo (D-San Antonio). In the 2016 Democratic primary, Martinez Fischer endorsed Martin Golando, his former chief of staff. Arévalo won the three-way race without a runoff, taking 53% of the vote. Martinez Fischer could also announce different campaign plans, and it is possible that his announcement could have nothing to do with the 2018 election.

HD121 open: San Antonio attorney Marc Kalman Whyte established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), likely as a Republican. He was appointed to the Port of San Antonio board in March.

CD10: Katy resident Tami Walker established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin) as a Democrat.

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