Early voting for the May 22 runoff election continues through tomorrow (Friday). In general, Democratic turnout remains ahead of Republican turnout, which is unsurprising given the lack of a statewide Republican race. Turnout statewide is likely just south of 3% for both parties combined, through four days of early voting. We take a look at some numbers for CD27 below.

GOV: The Andrew White campaign’s ad, “Son of Texas,” is expected to air in the Austin market through Tuesday. The ad, similar to one from earlier in the election cycle, focuses on White’s efforts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.


CD2 open: In a federal campaign finance filing, the Conservative Results Matter super PAC disclosed $505K in contributions, $450K of which came from The Lanier Law Firm of Houston. It has spent at least $616K for independent expenditures opposing Dan Crenshaw, the runoff opponent of Rep. Kevin Roberts (R-Houston). Roberts is the law firm’s executive director and chief operating officer, and firm founder Mark Lanier is Roberts’s brother-in-law.

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