Earlier this week, Cathy Siegel (R), who serves on the Metro Transit Authority of Houston, filed Federal Election Commission papers to open a congressional committee for Harris County’s 7th District. When freshman Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D-Houston) upset nine-term incumbent Rep. John Culberson (R) in November, she became the first Democrat to represent the seat since 1968 when George Herbert Walker Bush first converted it to the Republican column.
Last week, at the reported behest of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Iraq War veteran Wesley Hunt (R) entered the race so it appears this Houston area district will host an early March Republican primary. Expect this district to be a major Republican conversion target next year.
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