Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign finance reports were due today (Wednesday) for state officeholders and candidates and, where required, local officials and candidates. We expect these reports will be available online beginning sometime tomorrow (Thursday), and we will begin updating our Crib Sheets and reporting key results through the day.

LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said he raised more than $2M during the last half of 2019, and he has $13.5M on hand, which is the most by a Texas lieutenant governor at this point in the office’s four-year election cycle. It is the fifth highest cash on hand figure he has ever reported. Patrick’s reported cash on hand peaked at $18.1M in January 2018.

HD65: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) for the Democratic nomination. Jolt Action endorsed primary challenger Paige Dixon.

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