SD19 special: Sensing opportunity in a low-turnout election, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) and U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R) and Ted Cruz (R) endorsed Pete Flores. The Patrick campaign said it is running digital ads to get out the vote for Flores. The National Rifle Assoc. also endorsed Flores.

Pete Flores

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Across the district, turnout is around 4% as early voting concluded today (Friday), which likely means overall turnout will be somewhere around 7%-8% (~35K voters). Election Day is Tuesday. We will have live coverage beginning 7 p.m, CDT at txelects.com/live.

Flores is one of three Republicans on the ballot, but he is the only one who has previously run in the district, receiving 40% of the vote in the 2016 general election against Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio),

Meanwhile, Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) reported receiving an additional $16K in three daily pre-election reports, and Republican Pete Flores reported an additional $13K in contributions in a pair of daily pre-election reports. Former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) has not reported any additional contributions since his 8-day-out report.

Elsewhere

GOV: The Combined Law Enforcement Assocs. of Texas endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for re-election over former Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D).

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