It’s only been a few hours since Comptroller Susan Combs announced she would retire at the end of her term, but already there is a long line of Republicans eyeing her seat.

Former gubernatorial candidate and Tea Party activist Debra Media was among the first to formally throw her hat in the ring. She also launched a 2014 Exploratory Campaign website.

Sen. Glenn Hegar made his plans official this afternoon. He issued a statement wishing Comptroller Combs well, saying “I also want to announce that I will be a candidate for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in 2014. My campaign will have more to say in the coming days. I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to continuing to serve the people of Texas.”

Other potential candidates include State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran and Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams. In a press release, Williams said he will begin an exploratory effort once the special session ends.