Early voting for the March 1 primary election continues through February 25. Statewide, early voting turnout was just over 2% of registered voters through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of the early voting period.

Campaign Finance: Today (Thursday) was the deadline for federal candidates seeking primary nominations to file their pre-primary reports. Our Crib Sheets are being updated as the reports become available online. We expect to have a breakdown of the totals and how those totals have historically signaled primary success (or failure) tomorrow (Friday).

AG (Lean R): U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) endorsed Lee Merritt (D).

SD10 (Likely R): The Fort Worth Star-Telegram endorsed Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) to face Sen. Beverly Powell (D-Burleson).

HD19 open (Safe R): Republican candidate Justin Berry was among 19 Austin police officers indicted in connection with the May 2020 protests in the city, reported the Austin American-Statesman’s Ryan Autullo.

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