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Early voting continues for the May 5 uniform and special elections.

HD13 special: Republicans Ben Leman and Jill Wolfskill engaged in a testy debate in Navasota earlier this week during which the candidates asked each other the questions. Leman opened by asking Wolfskill how voters can be sure she opposes the proposed high-speed rail project when her business sells products made by one of the project’s chief backers. Wolfskill opened by asking Leman if he would denounce Associated Republicans of Texas. Further questions focused on property tax relief, Empower Texans, the difference between Texas Right to Life and Texas Alliance for Life, border security and Medicaid funding. Leman and Wolfskill face Democrat Cecil Webster in the May 5 special election. Leman and Wolfskill face each other in the May 22 Republican runoff, the winner of which will face Webster.

CD21 open: The Chip Roy campaign released a new ad, “Proven Conservative Leader,” highlighting his conservative credentials and support for President Trump’s agenda.

CD27 open: The Club for Growth PAC released a new ad, “Fighter,” supporting Michael Cloud in the runoff and special elections.

The group also released a radio ad that goes negative, calling Bech Bruun a “swamp creature.”

Meanwhile, Gov. Greg Abbott has called on former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) to pay all costs for the special election to succeed him.

CD31: Mike Clark, the third-place finisher in the Democratic primary (11%), endorsed M.J. Hegar in the runoff over Mike Sweeney.

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