SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) accused U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) of using a “racist dogwhistle” when the incumbent’s campaign referred to West as “Restful Royce.” A spokesperson for Cornyn’s campaign said there was no racist intent as the term was meant to mock West’s “pathetic campaign.” West faces M.J. Hegar in the Democratic runoff.

CD4: The Senate Committee on Intelligence is expected to forward the nomination of U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) as Director of National Intelligence to the full Senate at its hearing tomorrow (Tuesday).

CD13 open: Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and former Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock) endorsed Josh Winegarner in the Republican runoff over Ronny Jackson for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon).

CD17 open: Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson and College Station Mayor Karl Mooney endorsed Renee Swann in the Republican runoff over former U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas).

CD32: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) will headline a virtual discussion Genevieve Collins, the Republican challenger of U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Dallas), on Wednesday.

El Paso: U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-El Paso) and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) endorsed challenger Carlos Gallinar over incumbent Mayor Dee Margo.

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