GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a pair of new ads, “Opportunities” and “Brighter Future,” focusing on jobs and education. respectively.

The campaign also released one-minute radio ads on similar topics and highlighting his achievements in office.

SEN: Club for Growth Action released a new ad, “Bulldozer,” likely the first in a series attacking U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso).

Meanwhile, the Cruz campaign posted a short video to its web site in which O’Rourke appears to call kneeling during the national anthem and burning an American flag “inherently American” during a town hall in El Paso. The Dallas Morning News’s Todd Gillman and others reported the full transcript of the exchange. The entire town hall meeting, including this exchange, was posted to O’Rourke’s Twitter feed last week.

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