HD125 special: Ray Lopez and Fred Rangel appeared at a generally amicable campaign forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. The candidates differed on abortion, background checks for gun sales, the Trump Administration’s policy of separating families at the border and the Secretary of State’s efforts to identify non-citizens registered to vote. Early voting begins Monday and runs for five days. The March 12 election falls during San Antonio schools’ spring breaks.

Meanwhile, the San Antonio Express-News endorsed Lopez. The paper endorsed Coda Rayo-Garza for the January special election.

HD145 special: Through today (Thursday), the fourth day of early voting, a total of 948 voters have cast ballots, 604 in person and 344 by mail. Turnout so far is 1.3% with one day remaining in the early voting period. In January, it took nine days to reach that turnout figure.

HD28: Katy educator Eliz Markowitz reauthorized her campaign committee to challenge Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond) as a Democrat. Markowitz ran unsuccessfully for the Board of Education in 2018, losing 60%-40% to Matt Robinson (R).

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