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Posted at 10:41 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2013
Five Republicans have filed to run for the unexpectedly open-seat race for GOP Rep. Steve Stockman’s 36th District, according to Texas Republican Party spokesman Spencer Yeldell.
In Texas, the state parties must approve the applications of candidates for public office. After one term back in the House, Stockman shocked Texas Republicans by filing paperwork Monday to challenge Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
The filing deadline passed on Monday, so Stockman’s decision leaves a last-minute, open-seat race for his district northeast of Houston.
The five GOP candidates who filed for the 26th District race are:
Texas’ 36th is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call. The primary is on March 4. A runoff, if necessary, will take place on May 27.