HD125 special: Early voting in person ended Friday. Over the five days, a total of 5,228 people voted in person, exceeding the 12-day total for the February special election, including mail ballots. Bexar Co. does not release the number of mail ballots until Election Day. Just under half of all votes were cast at the Maury Maverick Library. In 2018, Republicans cast 47% of the straight-party votes in the precincts contiguous to and in the precinct where the library is located. Such a turnout pattern stands to benefit Republican Fred Rangel. No Republican has held the seat since it moved to Bexar Co. from Harris Co. in 1993. We’ll have live results beginning at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday at txelects.com/live.
HD128: Deer Park resident Joshua Markle established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park). We were unable to determine his party affiliation.
SC6: President Trump nominated Justice Jeff Brown to be a federal district judge for the Southern District. Brown, who was first nominated to the Texas Supreme Court in 2013, won election to the remainder of an unexpired term in 2014 and was re-elected to a six-year term on the Texas Supreme Court in November. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) would appoint a successor if Brown is confirmed, and that person would serve until the 2020 election, the winner of which would serve the remaining four years of Brown’s term.
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