LTGOV: The Houston Chronicle’s Andrea Zelinski reported that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) campaign has purchased more than $1M in air time for advertising in the Houston TV market and $840K in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Ads are scheduled to run during the Olympics, morning shows, afternoons and evening local news.

AGRIC: The Texas Patriots PAC and Llano Tea Party endorsed Comm. Sid Miller (R).

HD52 open: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Cynthia Flores for the seat being vacated by Rep. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock). Abbott previously appointed Flores to the Brazos River Authority.

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