RRC open: The Texas Assoc. of Business BACPAC and the Texas Propane Gas Assoc. endorsed former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center), joining the Texas Oil & Gas Assoc. Good Government Committee, which endorsed Christian late last month.

Former candidate Ron Hale endorsed Gary Gates, joining Weston Martinez, who endorsed him yesterday. Hale finished third with 15% of the vote, and Martinez finished fifth with 10% of the vote.

SD1 open: The Texas Assoc. of Manufacturers MPACT endorsed Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola).

SD24 open: Craig Cosgray, president of the Highland Lakes Tea Party, endorsed Dawn Buckingham.

Austin Prop 1: Ridesharing Works for Austin reported receiving more than $2.1 million in contributions and spending more than $781K between January 1 and March 28 to support Proposition 1, which the group described as a “repeal and replacement of Austin City Ordinance No. 20151217.” The group reported having $130K on hand. Of the $2.1 million in contributions, nearly $1.4 million were in kind.

Uber Technologies Inc. contributed $388K in cash and $905K in kind. Lyft Inc. contributed $401K in cash and $474K in kind. No other entities or individuals contributed to the group.

Our City Our Safety Our Choice PAC, which is opposed to Prop 1, reported $12.5K in contributions and less than $15K in expenditures between February 26 (when the PAC was formed) and March 28. All of the contributors are individuals, and all but two contributions were less than $1K.