SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) formally kicked off his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). He established a campaign committee on Friday. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, himself a former Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate against Cornyn, were among the speakers at West’s event. West said he had been endorsed by 10 of his Democratic colleagues and 50 Democratic members of the House.
Meanwhile, the Amanda Edwards (D) campaign announced she raised $200K during the first 24 hours after announcing her entry into the race.
Also, Baytown resident Jack Daniel Foster Jr. established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Cornyn as a Democrat. Daniel ran unsuccessfully for Chambers County Judge in 2018, receiving 20% of the vote.
CD21: Former Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), the 2014 Democratic nominee for governor, announced she would challenge U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Austin). Davis did not represent any portion of CD21 while in office. In 2014, she received 39% of the vote in CD21 in her unsuccessful gubernatorial race against then-Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott (R). In 2018, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) lost the district to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) by just 539 votes, and Roy prevailed over Democratic nominee Joseph Kopser by 2.6% of the vote.
CD34: Brownsville resident Diego Alberto Zavala established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville). We were unable to identify the candidate conclusively.
PRES: Five Democratic presidential candidates are polling in double figures in Texas, according to a new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll conducted by YouGov.
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