Deadlines: Today (Monday) was the deadline to register to vote for the November 5 general, constitutional amendment and special elections. It was also the deadline for candidates in the three legislative special elections and local candidates on the general election ballot, where required, to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports.

We expect the legislative candidates’ reports will become available online sometime tomorrow.

SEN: The campaign of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) announced he raised $3.2M during the third quarter and has $10.8M on hand. He raised $2.5M during the second quarter. The campaign of Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) announced he raised $545K since he declared his candidacy, and he has $365K on hand.

CD18: Houston resident Whitney Hatter established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) as an independent.

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