Early voting by personal appearance begins in 20 days. As of yesterday (Mon.), a little over 3K absentee ballots have been returned to counties reporting numbers this far out from election day.

The deadline to register to vote is one week from today, Tuesday Oct. 11.

LTGOV (Lean R): Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) campaign released a new ad, “Accountability,” featuring a woman identified as Robin praising Patrick for demanding the resignations of the Public Utility Commissioners and ERCOT’s board members.

LAND (Likely R): Land Comm. George P. Bush (R) endorsed Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) to succeed him.

Biz Endorsements: The Texas Assoc. of Business PAC released its list of general election endorsements. The group mostly endorsed Republican officeholders and candidates but no challengers to Democratic incumbents. Nearly 20 Democrats received endorsements. Notably absent were statewide endorsements for AG (Lean R) and RRC (Likely R) – races for which the group has not endorsed at all this cycle – and most returning members of the House Freedom Caucus.

New PAC: Former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman (R) is chairing a new PAC aimed at supporting Latina candidates. The Conservative Hispanas in Action PAC “will change the status quo by supporting and empowering conservative women seeking public office,” Guzman said in a release. The PAC released a list of endorsements including Justice Rebeca Huddle (R) for SC5 (Likely R), Janie Lopez for HD37 open (Lean D), Republican challenger Michelle Lopez for HD45 (Likely D) and Kronda Thimesch for HD65 open (Likely R).

Harris County: A new poll conducted for Defend Liberty PAC shows Republican challenger Alexandra del Moral Mealer leading County Judge Lina Hidalgo (D), 48%-44%. The same poll has Beto O’Rourke leading Gov. Greg Abbott (R), 48%-46%, in the county.

‘Voter Fraud’: In today’s lesson about why Twitter is a wasteland, the Double-A Senators from Pennsylvania’s capital city get mistaken for the politicians of the commonwealth’s upper chamber.

She was replying to a tweet about the team’s groundskeepers.

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