Local Congressman Blake Farenthold will run for reelection. Farenthold made it official on Saturday, as he filed reelection papers from the State capitol Austin, Texas.

Although, the general election is still a year away, the congressman already has some local competition. Farenthold who has been in office since 2010, will see competiton from fellow republican Micahel Cloud, as well as Democratic candidates Eric Holguin, and Rene Pena.

All candidates have until December 11 th to file to appear on the primary ballot.

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