LTGOV: The National Rifle Assoc. PAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R).

TLR Endorsements: Texas for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed six of the seven non-judicial statewide incumbents seeking re-election, excluding Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R).

SD5: The Austin American-Statesman’s Sean Collins Walsh and Tony Plohetski reported that the Univ. of Texas is investigating sexually explicit text messages allegedly sent by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) to a graduate student. A spokesperson for Schwertner said he “categorically denies” the accusation and is “eager to cooperate” with the university’s investigation. Schwertner faces Round Rock contract manager Meg Walsh (D) and Georgetown resident Amy Lyons (L).

SD25: The campaign of Democratic challenger Steve Kling released a digital ad, “A Servant’s Heart,” a mostly biographical piece highlighting his military career and discussing education and jobs.

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Note: An earlier version of this report erroneously identified the recipient of alleged explicit text messages as an undergraduate student. She is a graduate student. We regret the error.

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