AFL-CIO COPE Endorsements: Delegates to the Texas AFL-CIO COPE convention in Austin voted to endorse former Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez. She and Andrew White appeared at the convention over the weekend. The union also endorsed Mike Collier (LTGOV), Justin Nelson (AG), Tex Morgan (LAND), Kim Olson (AGRIC) and Chris Spellmon (RRC) for executive statewide office. The union endorsed the five Democrats running for statewide judicial office. The union made no endorsement for U.S. Senate. Collier, Morgan and Spellmon have primary opponents. The union’s endorsements for legislative races are expected soon.

LAND: Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) endorsed Land Comm. George P. Bush.

HD64: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Andrew Morris for the Democratic nomination to face Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger), who the paper previously endorsed in his contested primary.

HD104: The Dallas Morning News endorsed challenger Jessica Gonzalez over Rep. Roberto Alonzo (D-Dallas).

Subscribers can read the rest of this report.

©2018 Texas Election Source LLC