Texas Medical Assoc.: The Texas Medical Assoc.’s TEXPAC announced its primary endorsements today. While the group predominantly endorsed incumbents, it chose to endorse five challengers:

  • Michael Massengale for SC3
  • Hugh Shine for HD55
  • Scott Fisher for HD92
  • Andrew Piel for HD94, and
  • Bennett Ratliff for HD115.

The group endorsed several open-seat candidates: Jay Dean (HD7), Scott Cosper (HD54), Kevin Downing (HD60), Adolfo Lopez (HD77) and Tom Oliverson (HD130). The group also endorsed Tomas Uresti for the Democratic nomination in HD118.

HD8: Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, endorsed challenger Thomas McNutt.

HD124: The San Antonio Texas AFL-CIO endorsed Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio).

Harris Co.: Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) said in a post on his website that he supported Sen. Rodney Ellis’s (D-Houston) bid to become the next Pct. 2 commissioner. Coleman is one of four House members Ellis mentioned as a potential replacement. The others were Reps. Borris Miles (D-Houston), Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) and Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston).

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.