CD6 special: Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for Tuesday’s special runoff election.

In Tarrant Co., in-person turnout rose again today (Thursday), bringing the four-day total of in-person and absentee voters to nearly 10K (2.8% of registered voters). In Ellis Co., 200 more people voted in person today than yesterday. Through four days, just over 4,500 people have voted in person or by mail (3.8% of registered voters). In Navarro Co., turnout is likely over 1K voters so far – it was 820 as of the end of yesterday – which would be about 3.5% of registered voters there. District-wide, more than 15K votes have already been cast, which is slightly more than the two candidates received in early voting for the May 1 special election.

The Susan Wright (R) campaign released the results of an internal poll (PDF) her leading Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie), 44%-34%, with 12% undecided (and 10% unaccounted for in these results). Wright’s lead is barely outside the poll’s ±4.9% margin of error. It’s also smaller than her lead in a June poll conducted by the same firm, which found her leading, 49%-34%.

The poll memo notes that Wright’s lead expands to 54%-33% among “those who rate their enthusiasm in voting an 8-10.” Crosstabs were not provided. The poll of 400 “likely” runoff voters who voted in the May 1 special election was conducted via landline and mobile numbers and was in the field July 19-21.

GOV: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) endorsed primary challenger Don Huffines (R), who chaired Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign in Texas. Paul campaigned with Huffines in 2014 when he was challenging then-Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) in the Republican primary.

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