Jeff is spending Easter Week in Big Bend National Park, where he’ll have occasional Internet connectivity and mobile service. It is typically a slower news week because of the focus on Easter, so we will have just a few updates before resuming our regular schedule next week.

CD21 open: Retiring U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) endorsed Chip Roy to succeed him. Roy faces Matt McCall in the Republican runoff. Meanwhile, Democratic runoff candidate Mary Wilson and a campaign aide were involved in a car accident on the way to an event. Neither was injured seriously, and both are expected to make “speedy” recoveries, per a statement released by the campaign.

Youth Activism: In the wake of this weekend’s March for Our Lives rallies across the Nation, a new CBS News/YouGov national poll indicates younger and older Americans have negative views toward each other. Forty percent of adults over 50 agree are optimistic about the younger generation’s ability to lead in the future, while less than 20% of Americans aged 18 to 29 believe the boomer generation will leave the country better than they found it. A majority of adults over 50 believe the younger generation is “too easily offended,” while a third of the younger generation believes the older generation is “intolerant.” Just one in four younger adults believe older adults “care about young people.”

Yet, the data suggest younger voters will once again largely sit out the election in 2018 and leave political decisions to older voters. About a third of respondents under age 30 said they are “very likely” to vote in the mid-term election compared with nearly two thirds of those over 50.

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