Judicial Poll: Incumbents on the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals were the top choices of respondents to the State Bar of Texas’s 2020 Judicial Poll (pdf). Chief Justice Nathan Hecht led all candidates with 2,706 votes, nearly 1K more than Democratic rival Amy Clark Meachum. In the only contested Republican primary, incumbent Judge Bert Richardson (R) received 1,323 votes to Gina Parker’s 580, giving him a plurality over the three Democratic candidates, who were led by Elizabeth Frizzell’s 785 votes.

CCA3: The Houston Chronicle endorsed incumbent Judge Bert Richardson (R) for re-nomination in the Republican primary.

SD27: Texas Alliance for Life PAC endorsed Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville). Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes endorsed “against” Sen. Lucio but did not endorse either of his primary challengers. Progress Texas endorsed State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez over Sen. Lucio.

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