Candidates running for more than one-third of Texas legislative seats have been declared elected by the Secretary of State because they are officially unopposed in the general election.

Nearly all of the unopposed candidates are incumbents, but five members-elect have also been declared elected:

  • Sen.-elect Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • Sen.-elect Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville)
  • Sen.-elect Kevin Sparks (R-Midland)
  • Rep.-elect Charles Cunningham (R-Humble); and
  • Rep.-elect Carl Tepper (R-Lubbock).

The list of “declared electeds” includes nearly 200 district judges and 44 district attorneys. The list excludes hundreds of county office candidates who face no opposition in the general election. In at least 117 counties, none of the county-level offices are contested.

GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) campaign released a new Spanish-language ad, “Familia,” that continues his biographical advertising theme.

Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke is scheduled to resume in-person campaign events on Friday following his recuperation from a bacterial infection.

O’Rourke’s campaign has agreed to a Sept. 30 debate in the Rio Grande Valley, which is the only debate the Abbott campaign said it would accept.

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