We have known for nearly a year that he planned to run, but Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is now an official candidate for US Senate. He filed his paperwork today at the Republican Part of Texas’ headquarters.

Former Solicitor General Ted Cruz and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert are Dewhurst’s main opponents for the nomination. Cruz and Leppert both filed for places on the ballot earlier this month.

Funeral Director Glenn Addision is also running for the seat.