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Paperwork Filed For Royce West U.S. Senate Campaign Ahead Of Monday Announcement

Associated Press
State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, seen in this 2013 file photo, has an announcement planned for Monday in Dallas.

State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, appears to be in for the U.S. Senate race.

He has an announcement planned for Monday in Dallas, but on Friday, paperwork was filed with the Federal Election Commission establishing a "Royce West for U.S. Senate" campaign and declaring him a Democratic candidate for the seat. 

Moments later, his name showed up as a U.S. Senate candidate on the Democratic fundraising site Act Blue.

West didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Neither did the campaign's treasurer, Barbara Radnofksy.

West has been expected to run, and his latest moves come a day after another Democrat, Houston City Councilwoman Amanda Edwards, got in the primary to unseat U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. Democrats already running before Edwards include MJ Hegar, the former U.S. House candidate, and Chris Bell, the ex-Houston congressman.

The Texas Tribune provided this story.