Early voting concludes Tuesday in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8 and begins tomorrow (Monday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 15. As of 6 p.m. CDT today (Sunday), just over 4% of eligible Dallas Co. registered voters had cast ballots, mostly in Dallas. In-person turnout was highest on Saturday. As of yesterday (Saturday), about 58K people had voted early in person in San Antonio, which is well ahead of the pace for the May 4 election, when just 68K people voted early in person and by mail in the mayoral election.
Campaign finance reports were due for candidates in the June 8 runoff elections where required by charter. The 8-day-out campaign finance reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between April 25 and May 29.
Dallas: Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) out-raised council member Scott Griggs, $847K to $311K, and outspent him, $549K to $303K. Johnson has a $872K to $43K advantage in cash on hand. Overall, Johnson has out-raised Griggs, $1.55M to $615K, and outspent him, $1.1M to $554K. In the D14 runoff, challenger David Blewett has out-raised incumbent Philip Kingston, $71K to $58K, and narrowly outspent him, $59K to $52K. Kingston has a $58K to $25K advantage in cash on hand. In open D9, Paula Blackmon has out-raised Erin Moore, $60K to $27K, and outspent her, $56K to $26K. In open D7, Adam Bazaldua and former council member Tiffinni Young each reported $28K in contributions. In D4, incumbent Carolyn King Arnold out-raised challenger Dawn Blair, $20K to $12K.
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