GOV: The Beaumont Enterprise and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R).

LTGOV: The Waco Tribune-Herald and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R).

AG: The Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Democratic challenger Justin Nelson over Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R).

SEN: A GBA Strategies poll conducted (PDF) for End Citizens United shows U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leading U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), 50%-46%, with Libertarian nominee Neal Dikeman polling at 2%. The poll finds “likely voters” evenly divided on President Trump’s favorability (46/47). The survey of 1,000 “likely voters” included intentional oversamples of voters in the San Antonio media market and Harris Co. suburbs. Its stated margin of error is ±4.0%.

Meanwhile, the Beaumont Enterprise and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Cruz. Also, MSNBC will hold a town hall with O’Rourke at the Univ. of Houston on October 30 moderated by Chris Matthews.

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