Early voting begins Monday for the May 4 uniform election.
SC7: McAllen attorney Brandy Voss amended her campaign committee for a potential challenge of Justice Jeff Boyd (R), likely as a Democrat.
HD47: Austin attorney Jenny Roan Forgey established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin). Her personal social media posts suggest she would run as a Republican.
SEN: In our recent rundown of April quarterly reports, we said Sen. John Cornyn (R) raised just over $1M. Not included in that figure is an additional $969K he transferred to his campaign account from other authorized committees and $46K in “other receipts,” which means that just over $2M was deposited to Cornyn’s principal authorized committee. We have traditionally excluded transfers from other authorized committees (such as when Texans for John Doe transfers funds to John Doe’s campaign/officeholder account) from a candidate’s contribution or expenditure totals, because we risk double-counting them. Longtime readers will recall that transfers between accounts left us unsure how much former Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) actually raised for her unsuccessful 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Cornyn’s transfers of course contributed to his $7.4M cash on hand figure, which we reported. We have updated that post and mention it here because we received a couple of comments asking us to correct Cornyn’s contribution total to $2M.
Dallas: The Dallas Morning News endorsed incumbent D3 council member Casey Thomas for re-election and challenger Karon Flewellen over incumbent D4 council member Carolyn King Arnold.
A.P. Style: In a tweet, the Associated Press indicated it longer recommends hyphenating “double-e combinations with the prefixes pre- and re-,” which includes a word we commonly use here: re-election. Texas Election Source appreciates the A.P.’s guidance, but we will continue to use the hyphen for clarity and because we like it.
We no longer hyphenate double-e combinations with the prefixes pre- and re-. That's because of common usage and dictionary preferences. So it's now preelection, preeminent, preempt, preestablished, preexisting, reemerge, reemphasize, reemploy, reenact, etc.
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 18, 2019
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