SD19: Early voting begins tomorrow (Monday) for the special runoff election between Pleasanton retired game warden Pete Flores (R) and former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine). Early voting continues through Friday. Election Day is September 18. Flores finished first in the July 31 special election with 34% of the vote. Gallego received 29%, edging out Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio), who received 24% of the vote. The winner will fill the unexpired term of former Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio), who resigned in June, and face re-election in 2020 and again in 2022 following redistricting. The seat has a roughly 50-50 chance of being on the ballot again in 2024 after senators draw lots for their initial term lengths.

Candidates’ runoff campaign finance reports are due tomorrow (Monday). They are usually made available online by the next day, at which point we will take a close at them.

Meanwhile, the San Antonio Express-News endorsed Gallego.

AG: The National Rifle Assoc. PAC endorsed Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R).

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