As the window for candidates to file for the March 1 primaries closed Monday evening, Democrats had a last-minute surprise as former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Gene Green of Houston.
A race between Garcia and Green is likely to be a high-profile contest in what is expected to be a feisty primary season in Texas, topped with more than 20 presidential contenders.
Thirteen Republicans and eight Democrats had filed for president in Texas as of late Monday afternoon. The Republicans included Texas’ own U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, and Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor and father of Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. Others on the G.O.P. ballot include ……. read more here.