SD24: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) for re-election.
HD34: Rep. Abel Herrero (D-Robstown) announced he would seek re-election to an eighth term.
HD92 open: Arlington business owner and combat veteran Taylor Gillig established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) as a Republican. Gillig was an aide to Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) during the 2015 legislative session.
CD22 open: Sugar Land resident Douglas Haggard established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) as a Republican. He is at least the eighth Republican to take a formal step toward entering the race.
CD24 open: U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) endorsed former Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell).
PRES: A new Univ. of Texas-Tyler poll (PDF) shows Joe Biden (26%), former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (20%), Bernie Sanders (18%) and Elizabeth Warren (11%) leading the field among “Texas Democrats.” Cory Booker (6%), Kamala Harris (5%), former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (4%) and Pete Buttigieg (3%) are the only other candidates above 1%. The poll was conducted after last week’s Democratic debate.
President Trump did not poll above 40% in any of six hypothetical general election races, but he nonetheless polled ahead of four Democrats, trailing only O’Rourke (42%-40%) and Biden (40%-38%), both within the poll’s ±2.8% margin of error. “Neither – Other” or “Not sure” accounted for between 18% and 30% of respondents.
Note: We updated Taylor Gillig’s occupation information at his request.
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