Early voting has ended for the May 5 uniform and special elections. Saturday is Election Day.

HD46 open: Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, endorsed Chito Vela in the Democratic runoff over Sheryl Cole.

HD62 open: The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas PAC endorsed Reggie Smith in the Republican runoff over Brent Lawson.

JD59: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appointed former Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) to the vacant 59th Judicial District. Phillips is the lone remaining candidate for the seat, barring a write-in candidacy, after winning a three-way Republican primary outright. Phillips’s resignation from the House became effective yesterday, paving the way for this appointment.

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