SD5: First a correction. In yesterday’s report about the Univ. of Texas’s investigation of explicit text messages allegedly sent by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), we erroneously said an undergraduate student was the recipient of those alleged messages. She is a graduate student. We have corrected that report and regret the error.

Since then, attorneys representing Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) issued a statement saying he “did not send any inappropriate texts as alleged. Period.” Schwertner is “devastated over these allegations and is concerned for the unnamed victim,” according to the statement.

SD17: Annie’s List endorsed Democratic challenger Rita Lucido over Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston).

HD63: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound).

HD64: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger).

SEN: The campaign of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) released a new ad, “Booming,” mostly attacking his opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), on energy policy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIraxytxIaY

Meanwhile, the debate scheduled for Sunday may be postponed because of uncertainty in the schedule of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ongoing confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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