Filing deadline: Today was the deadline for candidates to file for offices on the May 5 uniform election. Write-in candidates must file by Tuesday.

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday.

GOV: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in the Republican primary. The paper previously endorsed Andrew White in the Democratic primary.

LAND: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Comm. George P. Bush (R) and Miguel Sauzo (D) in their respective primaries.

RRC: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Comm. Christi Craddick (R) and Roman McAllen (D) in their respective primaries.

SD8 open: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) endorsed Angela Paxton for the seat being vacated by Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano). “I had initially decided to remain neutral,” Patrick said in a video paid for by his campaign. “But when I saw the personal attacks launched against Angela Paxton, I couldn’t remain on the sidelines any longer.”

In a statement, the Phillip Huffines campaign said they were “disappointed in the personal attacks that Angela Paxton has initiated for months in this race.” Huffines said he would “work closely” with Patrick if elected.

Subscribers can read the rest of this report.

©2018 Texas Election Source LLC