Early voting for the May 24 runoff election begins Monday.
AG (Lean R): The campaign of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) released a new ad criticizing “liberal Land Commissioner” George P. Bush (R) for his “woke plan” for the Alamo.
HD93 open (Likely R): Texas Alliance for Life PAC endorsed Laura Hill (R) in the runoff over Nate Schatzline. The group did not endorse in the primary election. Schatzline is endorsed by Texas Right to Life PAC.
HD100 open (Safe D): The Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC endorsed Venton Jones (D) in the runoff over former Dallas council member Sandra Crenshaw. The group did not endorse in the primary election.
HD147 (Safe D): Sen. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston), U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston), Harris Co. Comm. Adrian Garcia (D) and Houston council member Robert Gallegos endorsed Danielle Keys Bess (D) in the runoff over Rep.-elect Jolanda Jones (D-Houston), who defeated Bess in Saturday’s special election, 52%-48%. It is unclear why these elected officials waited until after the special election to endorse Bess if Jones, as their joint statement describes her, “cannot be trusted to protect our Democratic values against the Republican onslaught at this critical time.”
Farm Bureau: The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND announced its runoff endorsements:
- AG (Lean R): Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R)
- HD17 open (Safe R): Paul Pape (R)
- HD19 open (Safe R): Ellen Troxclair (R)
- HD52 open (Lean R): Caroline Harris (R). The group previously endorsed Nelson Jarrin in the primary.
- HD61 open (Likely R): Frederick Frazier (R); and
- HD84 open (Likely R): Carl Tepper (R).
The list above excludes candidates and officeholders in runoffs who had the group’s endorsement for the primary election.
CD28 (Lean D): Tannya Benavides, who finished third in the Democratic primary, endorsed challenger Jessica Cisneros over U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo).
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