Less than 24 hours after announcing he would leave his seat in Congress to return to the Texas Senate, U.S. Rep. Pat Fallon has reversed his decision and will instead run for re-election.

On Monday evening, Fallon—who was elected to the U.S. House in 2020—created shockwaves when he filed for Senate District 30, the seat he held previously. The seat was made open earlier last week when State Sen. Drew Springer (R–Muenster) announced he would not seek re-election.

Less than one day later, however, Fallon has reportedly changed his mind and will seek re-election to his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Fallon had already earned the endorsement of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for his planned return to the Texas Senate.

This is not the first time Fallon has quickly reversed course on a planned run for office.

In 2019, Fallon said he would challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, before backing out weeks later.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens