PRES: Hillary Clinton’s ad buy in Texas is believed to be around, or less than, $100K, reports the Texas Tribune’s Abby Livingston and others. Reservations have been booked for October 19-25 in the Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio markets for an ad highlighting her historic endorsement by the Dallas Morning News.
Clarification: Yesterday we reported that Hillary Clinton “is believed to be only the second Democratic presidential candidate to buy local ad time in Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976 (Bill Clinton in 1992).” We meant for the general election but neglected to include those words in the statement. Democratic presidential candidates have spent money in Texas trying to earn the Democratic nomination. For example, the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination was hotly contested in Texas, and the leading candidates, Clinton and Barack Obama, spent well over $15M on television advertising. However, it does not appear that Obama bought ads past primary day.
CCA: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed incumbent Judge Michael Keasler (CCA6), challenger Mary Lou Keel (CCA2) and Scott Walker for the open CCA5.
HD109: Annie’s List endorsed Rep. Helen Giddings (D-Dallas).
CD6: The Dallas Morning News endorsed U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis).
CD21: Citing what it called the incumbent’s “bullying” tactics, the San Antonio Express-News made no endorsement. U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) faces Democrat Thomas Wakely and two minor party candidates.
CD24: The Dallas Morning News endorsed U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Carrollton).
CD33: The Dallas Morning News endorsed U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth).