TEXAS

Farenthold, Sessions, Smith Likely to Get Primary Challenges

Farenthold is considered target No. 1.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
June 22, 2015, 6:32 a.m.

Reps. Blake Far­enthold (R-TX 27), Pete Ses­sions (R-TX 32), and Lamar Smith (R-TX 21) all are ex­pec­ted to have tea party-aligned primary chal­lengers in 2016, with Far­enthold at the top of the list thanks to al­leg­a­tions of sexu­al har­ass­ment. Am­muni­tions busi­ness­man John Har­ring­ton (R) has already an­nounced he’ll run, and more could fol­low.

State Sen. Don Huffines (R) has been men­tioned as a pos­sible chal­lenger to Ses­sions, and state Sen. Donna Camp­bell (R) has been men­tioned as a chal­lenger to Smith, but both have said they’re not con­sid­er­ing run­ning. (Texas Tribune)

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