A race has developed for the Republican nomination for U.S. Representative District 4.

A race has developed for the Republican nomination for U.S. Representative District 4.


The incumbent, John Ratcliffe of Rockwall has filed seeking re-election to a second term, while Lou Gigliotti of Princeton had also filed for the post with the Texas Republican Party.


No Democratic Party candidates were reported to have filed for the office as of Monday afternoon.


Filing for the March 1, 2016 Republican and Democratic party primaries began Saturday, with the final day to file set on December 14.


Candidates seeking an office in a particular county will file with their respective county Democratic or Republican Party offices. Candidates whose jurisdiction covers multiple counties file with the state party offices.


The application for a place on the primary ballot must be accompanied by either a filing fee or a nominating petition signed by a certain number of qualified voters.


Early voting for the primary elections is scheduled Feb. 16-26, 2016.


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