Early voting begins Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. Monday is the deadline for primary runoff candidates to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports – our first look into their fundraising efforts since late February. These reports typically are made available online on Tuesday.
SD24 open: The Abilene Reporter-News endorsed Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene).
HD18 open: Liberty Co. District Attorney Logan Pickett and former candidate Van Brookshire endorsed Keith Strahan. Brookshire received 6% of the vote in the primary.
HD33 open: Collin Co. Sheriff Terry Box endorsed John Keating.
HD73: The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung stopped short of giving “a more effusive endorsement” of Rep. Doug Miller (R-New Braunfels) because of a campaign mailer, which the paper called “repugnant,” that quotes opponent Kyle Biedermann’s 15-year-old divorce. The Biedermann campaign has demanded an apology from Miller.
HD120 open: The San Antonio Express-News offered no endorsement in the race between Barbara Gervin-Hawkins and Mario Salas.
ED9 open: The Longview News-Journal and Tyler Morning Telegraph endorsed Kevin Ellis.
CD15 open: Pre-runoff campaign finance reports show Vicente Gonzalez continuing to hold a better than 4-to-1 advantage in spending over Sonny Palacios, and Gonzalez outraised Palacios, $83K to $12K, between April 1 and May 4.
CD19 open: The Abilene Reporter-News endorsed Jodey Arrington.
Pre-runoff reports indicate Jodey Arrington raised $168K and spent $315K between April 1 and May 4. He reported raising an additional $33K in a trio of 48-hour contribution reports filed through Friday. Glen Robertson reported raising $10K and spending $458K. Robertson added $250K to his loan principal balance, which now stands at $855K. In a pair of 48-hour contribution reports, Robertson added another $16K in contributions. Robertson has spent nearly $1.6 million, more than double the amount spent by Arrington to date. Both candidates reported having a little over $90K on hand.
Note: We try to report new endorsements only, but we are in a time where candidates publicize all their endorsers, so we may inadvertently report old news now and then.