By Matt Dotray, LubbockOnline.com, July 5th, 2016:
Two third-party candidates filed with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office to challenge Republican nominee Jodey Arrington in the November general election for the U.S. House District 19 seat.
No Democrat is running to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, who has held the seat since 2003.
That means Arrington, who won in a Republican primary runoff election in May after the field was narrowed from nine to two candidates, will be the only candidate from the two biggest parties. He’s likely to receive the most financial support in the Republican-dominated district that has elected a GOP congressman since Larry Combest won the seat in 1984. But that’s not to say the third-party candidates won’t put up a challenge in an attempt to turn some heads.