CD7: The campaign of U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) announced she raised $515K during the first quarter and has nearly $550K on hand as of March 31. More than 70% of funds raised were from “Houston-area residents.”
CD10: The campaign of Democratic challenger Pritesh Gandhi announced he raised $160K during the last 27 days of March.
CD26: Frisco business analyst and conservative activist Jason Mrochek established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Lewisville). He is the executive director of the Patriot Coalition and the Federal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Coalition. He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC and other media outlets.
Arlington: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Mayor Jeff Williams for re-election. Meanwhile, Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff from Arizona, was the featured speaker at an event for challenger Ashton Stauffer.
Grand Prairie: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Mayor Ron Jensen for re-election.
San Antonio: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Jada Andrews-Sullivan for the open D2 council seat and incumbent Rebecca Viagran for D3.
Weslaco: Council member Jerry Tafolla pleaded guilty today (Monday) in federal court to accepting at least $20K in bribes between 2011 and 2014 in connection with water treatment projects. Tafolla was re-elected in November to a fourth term.
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