SD30 special (Safe Republican): Early voting began today for the September 29 special election.

Denton Mayor Chris Watts (R) released a new ad, “Game Changer,” highlighting his first priority if elected: “look at the emergency powers statutes to make sure that the voice of Texans are heard as we have an extended period of emergency power declaration.”

I am asking for your vote in #SD30. I want to restore the voice of the people to the halls of Austin.

Posted by Chris Watts for Senate 30 on Monday, September 14, 2020

HD92 open (Lean Republican): The Jeff Whitfield (D) campaign released a new ad, “Whitfield Together,” highlighting economic recovery, health and education policy issues.

CD6 (Lean Republican): U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington) was hospitalized because of complications from his lung cancer treatment.

CD7 (Lean Democratic): The campaign of U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) released a new negative ad, “One,” criticizing Wesley Hunt over pre-existing health conditions.

CD21 (Toss Up): The Wendy Davis campaign released a new negative ad, “Gone,” criticizing U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Austin) for his comments on the coronavirus.

CD24 open (Toss Up): The House Majority PAC released a new ad, “Gone,” criticizing former Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne (R) for “los[ing] the Cowboys.”

CD25 (Lean Republican): The campaign of Democratic challenger Julie Oliver released an internal poll showing her trailing U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Austin), 43%-41%. The remaining 16% of respondents were evenly split between Libertarian Bill Kelsey and “undecided.” Neither candidate seems to be particularly well known. The incumbent’s name ID was 53%, and Oliver’s was 42%. Williams’s favorability rating was 23/20. Oliver’s was 28/6. The EMC Research poll of 400 “likely” voters was conducted via landline and mobile numbers. It was in the field September 2-5 and has a margin of error of ±4.9%.

Williams recently released an internal poll showing him leading Oliver, 52%-40%. Kelsey was not included in that poll.

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