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.
©2018 Texas Election Source LLC