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SD14 special: The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin). His campaign released a new ad criticizing former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt for resigning her office to seek the seat. The Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek posted a screen capture to his Twitter account.

RRC open: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Republican nominee Jim Wright. He previously endorsed Comm. Ryan Sitton (R) in the primary.
SD27: San Benito Mayor Joe Hernandez endorsed challenger Sara Stapleton Barrera in the Democratic runoff over Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville).

HD65: The Associated Republicans of Texas PAC endorsed Kronda Thimesch, who is challenging Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton).

CD17 open: The Renee Swann campaign released a new ad criticizing China and former U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) for votes on trade deals.

Two decades in Washington, D.C. made Pete part of the problem. Career politicians, like Pete Sessions, voted with Bill…

Posted by Renee Swann for Congress on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Travis Co.: County Attorney David Escamilla (D) endorsed Laurie Eiserloh in the Democratic runoff over Austin council member Delia Garza.

Absentee Eligibility: The Texas Democratic Party has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate (PDF) the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s stay in the federal vote-by-mail eligibility case. The plaintiffs-appellees are seeking to have the District Court’s preliminary injunction reinstated for next month’s primary runoff and the general elections.

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