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Top Stories: A Democrat Joins The Land Commissioner Race

Christopher Halloran
George P. Bush faces two Republican challengers in the March primary for his seat.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush could get a Democratic challenger today.

The Texas Tribunereports Miguel Suazo is expected to make his announcement this morning at the Texas Democratic Party headquarters in Austin. Suazo is an Austin-based oil and gas attorney who's also managing partner of Suazo Legal Group.  He formerly worked as an aide to former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico.

Suazo's the first Democratic challenger for Bush so far. Two people are challenging Bush in the Republican primary. 

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You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.