Yesterday, we reported on a story that the Texas Republican Party was asking a court to intervene about whether Rep. Blake Farenthold’s (R-Corpus Christi) name should appear on the ballot since he has withdrawn from further 2018 political competition. The Texas Secretary of State indicated he is placing the name on the ballot because Farenthold filed for re-election. The court agreed with the Republican argument that the entire filing process had not been completed; hence, Mr. Farenthold’s name will not be present on the 2018 ballot. Democrats immediately initiated a lawsuit against the judge’s ruling, but later in the day backed away from taking any further legal action.
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