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An abbreviated early voting begins Tuesday and runs through Friday for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special runoff elections. January 28 is Election Day.

  • In HD28, Republican Gary Gates faces Democrat Eliz Markowitz for a Fort Bend Co. seat that has gone from 14 points redder than the state as a whole in 2002 to less than a point redder in 2018. In the November special election, the six Republican candidates collectively received 61% of the vote. Markowitz, the lone Democrat in the race, received the other 39%. Turnout was 19.7% of 148K registered voters.
  • In HD100, Lorraine Birabil faces James Armstrong III, both Democrats, for a Dallas Co. seat. Birabil led the five-candidate field with 33%. Armstrong received 21%, finishing five votes ahead of Daniel Clayton. Turnout was 7.9% of 87K registered voters.
  • In HD148, Democrat Anna Eastman faces Republican Luis LaRotta in a Harris Co. seat that has been steadily 15-19 percentage points bluer than the state as a whole since 2002. In the November special election, 12 Democratic candidates split 69% of the vote, led by Eastman’s 20%. LaRotta finished second with 16% of the vote, nearly four points ahead of third-place finisher Adrian Garcia, a Democrat with the same name as a current Harris Co. commissioner and former sheriff. Turnout was 25.2% of nearly 88K registered voters.

We will have live election coverage the evening of January 28.

CCA3: The Dallas Morning News endorsed incumbent Judge Bert Richardson (R) for the Republican nomination.

HD26 open: Comptroller Glenn Hegar (R) endorsed Jacey Jetton to succeed the retiring Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land).

HD45: The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND endorsed Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) for re-election.

CD28: The campaign of primary challenger Jessica Cisneros released a new ad, “Voice,” a mostly biographical spot.

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