Early voting for the primary runoff election continues. As we noted yesterday, Republican turnout continues to lag behind 2012 and 2014, while Democratic turnout is ahead of both years. Absentee voting by mail continues to be the main driver of turnout so far. Friday is the last day to vote early.
HD27: Following a hearing last month, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals suspended the law license of Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) as he appeals a November conviction on five misdemeanor counts of barratry. Meanwhile, his runoff campaign finance report is still not available online, and Reynolds is facing $30K in fines from the Texas Ethics Commission for delinquent filing of campaign finance reports and a personal financial statement. It is the second highest fine total on the commission’s most recent delinquent filer list.
HD73: Gov. Greg Abbott appeared in a video for Rep. Doug Miller (R-New Braunfels) praising him for his leadership on border security.
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