Kel Seliger has formally announced his campaign for re-election.
For months, Seliger has been raising money for another campaign and has been presumed to be running. Today, Seliger made it official with a press announcement detailing his tenure and why he plans to seek re-election.
"Local control is extremely important. Folks closest to a problem are usually the best at solving it," Seliger said in the statement. "I work for the working Texans of the Permian Basin and Panhandle to bring proven conservative results. It will be that way as long as I’m in the Senate."
Seliger touts his "conservative policies" and his endorsements from the Texas Alliance for Life and his "A+" rating from the National Rifle Association.
In his bid for re-election, Seliger has already drawn two challengers. Former Midland mayor Mike Canon and restaurateur Victor Leal are both running as Republicans. It is not clear if Seliger will face any challenge from a Democratic candidate or a third party candidate.
The Republican primary election will be held on March 6th.