Turnout: A study released today (Thursday) by Nonprofit Vote and the U.S. Elections Project found Texas posted the third-lowest turnout in the 2016 presidential election. The groups calculated turnout as ballots counted out of their estimate of the voting-eligible population. Only West Virginia and Hawai’i ranked lower than Texas.
CD7: Houston medical center development director Joshua Butler has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission for a potential challenge to U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-Houston) as a Democrat.
Dallas Co.: Dallas Co. Criminal Judge Elizabeth Frizell will resign to challenge Dallas Co. District Attorney Faith Johnson, a Republican who was appointed to the position by Gov. Greg Abbott. Frizell was first elected in 2006 and unopposed in 2014 and 2018 re-election bids. Former District Judge John Creuzot is already in the race for the Democratic nomination.
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