Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday.

Texas AFT COPE Endorsements: The Texas American Federation of Teachers PAC released its list of primary endorsements, which included two challengers of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). The union endorsed Republican Scott Milder and Democrat Mike Collier. It made no other endorsements for statewide offices and only one endorsement for the State Board of Education, incumbent Ruben Cortez (D-Brownsville). The union endorsed challengers to four senators and six representatives.

AGRIC: Comm. Sid Miller has recently been endorsed by the Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Quarter Horse Assoc., the National Rifle Assoc. and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R).

SD8 open: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Angela Paxton (R) and Mark Phariss (D) in their respective primaries for the seat being vacated by Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano). Meanwhile, Reps. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) and Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) endorsed Phillip Huffines.

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