A few things we wanted to share with you today:

Local Elections. Early voting begins tomorrow and runs through May 5 for local jurisdictions using the May 9 uniform election date.

San Antonio. The San Antonio Express-News has endorsed:

  • Challenger Leticia Van de Putte for mayor
  • Roberto Trevino for re-election to District 1
  • Alan Warrick for re-election to District 2
  • Rebecca Viagran for re-election to District 3
  • Rey Saldana for re-election to District 4
  • Shirley Gonzales for re-election to District 5
  • Ray Lopez for re-election to District 6
  • Challenger Mari Aguirre-Rodriguez for District 7
  • Ron Nirenberg for re-election to District 8
  • Joe Krier for re-election to District 9; and
  • Arte Gallagher for re-election to District 10.

Dallas. The Dallas Morning News has endorsed:

  • Mike Rawlings for re-election as mayor
  • Gerald Britt for the open Place 3 seat
  • Carolyn King Arnold for the open Place 4 seat
  • Rick Callahan for re-election to Place 5
  • Monica Alonzo for re-election to Place 6
  • Hasani Burton for the open Place 7 seat
  • Erik Wilson for the open Place 8 seat
  • Darren Boruff for the open Place 9 seat; and
  • Adam McGough for the open Place 10 seat.

Scott Griggs (Place 1), Adam Medrano (Place 2), Lee Kleinman (Place 11), Sandy Greyson (Place 12), Jennifer Staubach Gates (Place 13) and Philip Kingston (Place 14) are all running unopposed.

New CTAs. Social worker Kimberly Yvette Willis has filed a CTA for HD139, perhaps in anticipation that Rep. Sylvester Turner will be mayor of Houston.

Jim Clark of Dripping Springs has filed a CTA but has not indicated an office sought. He resides in HD45 (Rep. Jason Isaac) and SD25 (Sen. Donna Campbell). Sen. Campbell is not up for re-election in 2016.

Hurd Tops Texas Delegation. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd was the only member of the Texas House delegation to report raising at least $500K during the first quarter of 2015. Hurd reported raising $509K and has $505K on hand as he prepares for a rematch against former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego. Our Federal Crib Sheet has been updated to reflect quarterly report totals.

First Congressional Challengers Emerge. Our Federal Crib Sheet shows several candidates who have either filed paperwork establishing federal campaign committees or publicly announced their intentions to run for Congress.