Deadlines: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the deadline for Texans to register to vote for the general election and for general election candidates to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports. We will begin updating our Crib Sheets on Wednesday morning and analyze the numbers, starting with the most competitive races, later that day.
AG: On Friday, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant III granted Ken Paxton’s motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed against him by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The judge gave the commission two weeks to amend and refile its allegations. The judge’s decision does not directly impact the criminal charges Paxton is facing.
CCA: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Democratic incumbent Lawrence Meyers (CCA2), Democratic challenger Robert Burns (CCA6) and Republican Scott Walker (CCA5 open). We missed these endorsements when they were made last week.
CD23: In a new ad, former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) argues that U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) “waited until it was too late” to say that he would not endorse Donald Trump.
— Pete Gallego (@petegallego) October 10, 2016