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8 candidates file for special election to replace former state Rep. Jake Ellzey

Five Republicans, one Democrat, an Independent and a Libertarian are vying to fill Ellzey's seat after he won a promotion to Congress last month. The filing deadline was 5 p.m. Thursday.

The state Capitol building on Aug. 11, 2021.

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Politics J.K. "Jake" Ellzey John Wray Texas congressional delegation Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature