Another Republican has emerged to run for the United States Senate in 2018.
Geraldine Sam, former mayor of La Marque, filed with the Texas Republican Party on Saturday, to run for the United States Senate in 2018. Sam is the first candidate to officially file for a spot on the primary ballot for the senate seat in 2018.
Sam served as mayor of La Marque, before losing a recall election in 2011. Sam also served as a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. During the convention, Sam made headlines for telling reporters that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz lied to her for not supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
While Sam is the first candidate to file in the Republican primary, she is not the only candidate to announce her intention to run. Houston attorney Stefano de Stefano, former Corpus Christi mayor Dan McQueen and incumbent senator Ted Cruz have all announced their intention to run in the Republican primary. Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat, has also announced his intention to run but has not filed for a place on the primary ballot.
Media executive Bruce Jacobson, Jr. has also said that he is considering running and has created a campaign website dedicated to his potential campaign.
Candidates have until December 11th to file for a place on the ballot.