Correction: In yesterday’s post, we overlooked the fact that 2014 Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Kathie Glass also visited all 254 of the state’s counties during her campaign. We regret the error and have updated that post.
Early voting concludes tomorrow (Tuesday) for June 16 runoff elections.
CD27 open: Early voting for the June 30 special election begins on Wednesday to fill the unexpired term of former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi), who resigned amid a congressional ethics probe. In addition to general election nominees Michael Cloud (R), Eric Holguin (D) and Daniel Tinus (L), six other candidates filed:
- Roy Barrera (D), a Corpus Christi security officer who lost the Democratic runoff to Holguin, 62%-38%
- Bech Bruun (R), a former Texas Water Development Board chair who lost the Republican runoff to Cloud, 61%-39%, and is not campaigning for this election
- Judith Cutright (I), a Corpus Christi communications consultant
- Marty Perez (R), a Corpus Christi physician
- Chris Suprun (I), a Dallas paramedic and “rogue elector” who flirted with a run for CD32; and
- Mike Westergren (D), a Corpus Christi attorney who unsuccessfully ran for the state Supreme Court in 2016.
Cutright, Perez, Suprun and Westergren could conceivably still become write-in candidates for the general election. A runoff is likely, and it would occur in September, which gives the winner either a three-month seniority boost over the rest of the incoming freshman class or a three-month term.
Campaign finance reports are due June 18, covering contributions received and expenditures made beginning either May 2 for runoff participants or April 1 for everyone else and June 10.
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