HD125 special: Through three days of early voting, a total of 2,832 people have voted in person. It took all 12 days of early voting to reach that figure heading into last month’s special election. Early voting concludes Friday.
SEN: Add Austin tech entrepreneur Joseph Kopser to the list of those considering a challenge of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). Last year, Kopser narrowly lost open CD21 to U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Austin), 50%-48%. Kopser raised nearly $3M for the race. He is also considering a rematch against Roy. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), former Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) and CD31 challenger M.J. Hegar are also mulling the race. Pasadena businessowner Sema Hernandez, who finished second in the 2018 Democratic primary (24%), and Flower Mound financial analyst Adrian Ocequeda, who received 4% of the vote in the 2018 Democratic primary for GOV, are already in the race.
CD6: Arlington resident Imran Khan established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington) as a Democrat.
CD26: Denton resident Mat Pruneda established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Flower Mound) as a Democrat. Pruneda unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for HD64 in 2018, losing then runoff to Andrew Morris, 54%-46%.
Houston: Mayor Sylvester Turner officially kicked off his re-election campaign. Already in the race are businessman Bill King, who Turner narrowly defeated in a 2015 runoff, and attorney Tony Buzbee.
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