HD120 runoff: Thirty-seven more people voted in person today, bringing the two-day total to 83. This does not include ballot-by-mail voters, which are likely to comprise a significant majority of all votes cast. Early voting in person continues through Friday.
Monday was the due date for 8-day-out campaign finance reports from the candidates, but no reports were available online today.
HD105: Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) is hosting a campaign event that is truly a sign of the times:
@rodneyanderson has a #PokemonGO block walk this weekend. Someone on his campaign is a political genius. pic.twitter.com/1ge0NK5TEa
— Dallas YR (@DallasYR) July 26, 2016
CD23: U.S. Rep. Will Hurd’s (R-San Antonio) campaign announced a 29-stop tour of the district from August 3-12. The first six locations – Alpine, Del Rio, Fort Stockton, San Elizario, Sonora and Van Horn – are part of a Tech2Town Summer Road Trip, during which citizens can receive free computer and Internet training. These will be held August 3-5. Hurd then begins his “DC2DQ Part II” tour on August 8. Over five days, Hurd plans to hold meet-and-greets at 23 Dairy Queens across the district. All of these dates occur during Congress’s August recess.
SEN: Hours after the Washington Post reported that U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) said he would “take a look” at running against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, Cruz tweeted:
The time to fight back is now to stop any attempt to turn Texas blue: https://t.co/36QpPMmS0r pic.twitter.com/Zo5rF2BYUZ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 26, 2016
The Cruz campaign also sent out a fundraising email warning that the “mainstream media and Washington establishment” fully support the Castros’ efforts to “turn Texas blue.”