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  • Current TX Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced his candidacy for TX attorney general, challenging Ken Paxton in the upcoming Republican primary election in 2022.
  • Current State Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R–Lakeway) is reportedly looking at running for TX land commissioner, potentially joining Republican activist Weston Martinez, who is already a declared candidate in the race and promoted the endorsement of Republican TX Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.
  • Governor Abbott announced receiving the endorsement of former President Donald Trump last week, likely in an attempt to thwart any additional primary challengers. He is currently challenged by humorist Chad Prather and former State Sen. Don Huffines.
  • The chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, Lt. Col. Allen West, announced his resignation, effective July 11. It has been assumed and rumored for months that he would likely be considering a run for governor or some other office. Republican Party of Texas Chairman Race
  • Since Lt. Col. Allen West resigned in the midst of his chairmanship, the election for chairman will take place between State Republican Executive Committee members, and not delegates to the state convention, on a special called meeting on July 11.
  • Two individuals have already announced their candidacy for the position. Former State Rep. Matt Rinaldi announced his candidacy via Twitter. Current SREC member and president of the Republican County Chairmen’s Association David Covey also announced his candidacy. Upcoming Special Sessions
  • One special session likely between mid-July and mid-August to address election integrity and bail reform, as well as another in the September/October timeframe to address redistricting and the use of federally allocated monies in wake of COVID-19. Status of Legislative Priorities (Reference)

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