Houston City Councilwoman Amanda Edwards (D) is the latest Democrat to state publicly that he or she is considering running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Sen. John Cornyn (R) next year. Though Ms. Edwards is a local official, she has run at-large in the state’s biggest city of Houston and would have name identification throughout Harris County. The latter entity houses 8% of the state’s 15.8 million registered voters.
US Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) is considering a Senate candidacy. Former state Senator and 2014 gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis (D) says she would possibly enter the race if Rep. Castro decides not to run.
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