Update, 3:15 p.m.: One potential contender for the seat U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is vacating looks to be state Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood. He issued a statement this afternoon throwing his hat pretty close to the ring.
“Congressman Paul’s announcement today not to seek re-election has created a rare opportunity for public service at the national level," Taylor said in his statement. "I have received encouragement from conservative leaders across Texas this afternoon. It is an opportunity that I will consider very seriously in the coming weeks."
Late Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Ron ...