Farenthold, Sessions, Smith Likely to Get Primary Challenges

Farenthold is considered target No. 1.

Add to Briefcase
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)


Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.