LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released its first television ad, which focuses on boarder security and sanctuary cities. “Big city liberals want open borders,” Patrick said in the ad, “But I won’t back down.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEUC-WyNy3w

Also, the Texas Oil & Gas Assoc. PAC endorsed Patrick.

COMP: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Joi Chevalier for the Democratic nomination to face incumbent Glenn Hegar (R).

Trey Blocker

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Comm. Sid Miller

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AGRIC: Grassroots America We the People will host a debate between Comm. Sid Miller (R) and his primary opponent Trey Blocker on February 6 in Tyler. This race was not included in the group’s primary endorsement list (PDF), as of January 21.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Morning News endorsed Blocker, and Miller was endorsed by the Texas Home School Coalition and the Central Texas Republican Assembly.

Elsewhere, the third Republican candidate, 2014 Democratic nominee Jim Hogan, was featured in his hometown paper. “Republican or Democrat, I’m a candidate, that’s what I am,” Hogan told the Cleburne Times-Review’s Monica Faram. “I’m a one-man show. I don’t ask for your endorsement, don’t ask for your money. All I ask is that you vote for me if you think I’m the person for the job.” Hogan said he would only serve one term if elected. “Heck, I’ll be 72 when I come out of there, and that’s enough,” he said.

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