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GOV: Humorist Kinky Friedman, himself a former independent candidate for the state’s highest office, endorsed Libertarian nominee Mark Tippetts. “They still try to screw the Libertarians and independents,” Friedman said in a statement. “Ironically, most Texans are Libertarians and independents.”

LTGOV: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R).

TLR House Endorsements: The Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed 110 House incumbents and candidates, including 13 Democrats. The group appeared to endorse every Republican incumbent except for Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches).

HD34: Texas Values Action endorsed Republican challenger Chris Hale over Rep. Abel Herrero (D-Corpus Christi).

HD67: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano).

HD106 open: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Democratic nominee Ramona Thompson.

HD107: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Victoria Neave (D-Dallas).

HD114 open: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Democratic nomiee John Turner.

HD117: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Rep. Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio).

HD124: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio).

HD129: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Webster).

HD132: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Democratic challenger Gina Calanni over Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy).

HD135: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Democratic challenger Jon Rosenthal over Rep. Gary Elkins (R-Houston).

HD138: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Democratic challenger Adam Milasincic over Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston).

Austin: Retiring council member Ora Houston endorsed challenger Laura Morrison over Mayor Steve Adler.

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