Former senatorial Chief of Staff Chip Roy (R) released his first TV ad in the race to replace retiring Rep. Lamar Smith (R). The spot features House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R). (Texas Tribune)
Roy is a crowded field to succeed Smith. The primary is set for March 6. Democrats have said they will target the district and have a well-funded challenger in Army veteran Joseph Kopser (D). But the seat heavily favors Republicans.