Early voting: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said he would extend the two-week early voting period for the November general election during an interview with KCBD-TV in Lubbock. Early voting is currently scheduled for October 19 through October 30. Abbott has previously extended the one-week early voting period for the July 14 primary runoff elections by one week.

SD27: The Sierra Club PAC endorsed challenger Sara Stapleton-Barrera in the Democratic runoff over Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville).

CD4 open: Atlanta Mayor Travis Ransom announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the seat vacated by former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath), becoming at least the sixth Republican to declare for the seat or demonstrate interest.

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