SD19 special: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Pete Flores (R).

SEN: The campaign of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has accepted an invitation from KXAS-TV in Dallas for an August 31 debate, one of five dates and locations his campaign proposed last month. U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) has not accepted the invitation, preferring a date closer to the election and not on a Friday. Libertarian nominee Neal Dikeman said he did not receive an invitation from the TV station for the debate. Dikeman previously challenged O’Rourke to two debates in an open letter posted on his web site.

CD7: Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) endorsed challenger Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D).

CD32: The campaign of Democratic challenger Colin Allred touted an internal poll showing him trailing U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas), 47%-45%, in the “initial head-to-head matchup.”

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