SD19 special: Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for Tuesday’s special runoff election between Pleasanton retired game warden Pete Flores (R) and former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine). Early voting turnout from several of the district’s largest counties suggests that more people will vote in the runoff than in the special election:
- In Bexar Co., 6,239 people have voted early in person through the first four days, and more than 4,000 ballots by mail have been returned so far. This represents more than 80% of the total turnout for the special election.
- In Medina Co., 1,999 people have voted early in person as of 4 p.m. today, which represents 80% of the total turnout for the special election.
- In Val Verde Co., 829 people voted early in person through the first three days of early voting, representing around 47% of the total turnout for the special election.
- In Atascosa Co., 1,035 people have voted early in person or by mail through the first three days of early voting, representing 65% of the total turnout for the special election.
Flores received 69% of the vote in Medina Co. (80% on Election Day) and 64% in Atascosa Co. in the special election. He edged out Gallego, 26%-24%, in Bexar Co. (Rep. Roland Gutierrez finished first with 33%.). Gallego got 45% of the Val Verde Co. vote, where Flores finished second with 24%.
It appears Republican primary voters have received a fair amount of direct mail by and on behalf of the Flores campaign.
Could be because of this mailer blitz pic.twitter.com/0fRIoMdP8Y
— Robert Abraham (@RobertAbraham) September 14, 2018
SD10: Sen. Konni Burton’s (R-Colleyville) campaign released a new ad, “Proud Adoptive Mom.”
Our first TV ad is airing!I am running for the people of Senate District 10. I ran for office so the people would finally have a strong voice down in Austin. Well, no one needs a strong voice more than children in our community. As an adoptive mom, I know that strong families make strong communities, and that strong communities make a strong state. I want to share that message in this campaign! #KeepSD10Red!
Posted by Konni Burton on Thursday, September 13, 2018
SD16: The Dallas Morning News endorsed challenger Nathan Johnson (D) over Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas).
CCAP: The Dallas Morning News endorsed challenger Maria Jackson (D) over Presiding Judge Sharon Keller (R).
Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood Texas Votes announced its slate of endorsements for the general election, including six statewide and 16 legislative Democratic challengers. Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) was the lone Republican endorsed at the state level.
Primary Turnout: Preliminary results from New York’s state and legislative primary suggest turnout there will not surpass the March primary in Texas. If those numbers hold, Texas turnout will remain 42nd out of the 49 states have run primaries so far this year. Louisiana’s general election serves as its primary.
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