Early voting for the May 24 runoff election begins Monday.

AG (Lean R): Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) leads Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), 58%-31%, according to a new poll commissioned by Defend Texas Liberty PAC, virtually unchanged from its April poll.

LAND open (Likely R): That poll found Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) leading Tim Westley, 34%-18%, but 48% of respondents were undecided. Westley’s support has not changed since the April poll, but Buckingham’s slid 8 points.

RRC (Likely R): Railroad Comm. Wayne Christian (R) leads Sarah Stogner, 46%-24%, with 30% undecided, according to the poll conducted for Defend Texas Liberty PAC.

SD24 open (Likely R): The San Antonio Express-News endorsed former Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) in the runoff over Raul Reyes Jr.

HD23 open (Likely R): Texas Alliance for Life PAC endorsed Patrick Gurski (R) in the runoff over Terri Leo-Wilson.

HD60 (Safe R): The Fort Worth Star-Telegram endorsed Rep. Glenn Rogers (R-Graford) in the runoff over Mike Olcott.

Voter Fraud Conviction: In an 8-1 decision, the Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a lower court should have considered whether Crystal Mason knew she was committing a crime when she cast a provisional ballot in Tarrant Co. in the 2016 presidential election. The ballot was not counted. Mason was sentenced to five years in prison for voting illegally. The case was remanded to the Second Court of Appeals.

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