RRC: Former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson endorsed John Greytok. Texas Eagle Forum’s Cathie Adams endorsed Weston Martinez.
SD24 open: Former Gov. Rick Perry endorsed Dawn Buckingham at an event in Belton last night. According to the Killeen Daily News, Perry said, “I knew I was with the right person when some years ago I walked into McBride’s Gun Store and Dawn Buckingham is walking out with a stack of ammo and powder to load her own ammunition.” Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans endorsed Brent Mayes. The Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance endorsed Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene).
HD14: The Jess Fields campaign announced the endorsements of 21 of the district’s 26 precinct chairs and five Brazos Co. Republican Party committee chairs.
HD47: The Austin American-Statesman endorsed Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin).
HD49 open: The Austin American-Statesman endorsed Gina Hinojosa. The paper previously endorsed Hinojosa for her 2012 run for Austin ISD trustee. The Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance endorsed Huey Ray Fischer.
HD54 open: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans endorsed Larry Smith.
HD117: The Texas American Federation of Teachers endorsed former Rep. Philip Cortez.
HD128: The National Rifle Assoc.’s Political Victory Fund endorsed Rep. Wayne Smith.
HD130 open: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Harris Co. District Clerk Chris Daniel endorsed Tom Oliverson.
CD8: California-based Tea Party Express PAC endorsed challenger Steve Toth.
CD30: The Dallas Morning News endorsed U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas).
CD32: The Dallas Morning News endorsed U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas).
CD33: The Dallas Morning News endorsed U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth).
We try to report only new endorsements. However, we are entering a time when campaigns tout endorsements they’ve already received, so we may inadvertently report them as new ones.