Runoff Elections: Shirley McKellar, a four-time Democratic candidate for CD1, won today’s (Saturday’s) D3 council runoff over Pamela Phoenix, 201 votes to 173 votes. Turnout was 4.4%. In South Padre Island, Patrick McNulty won the mayoral runoff over Darla Jones, 488 votes to 388 votes.

Fundraising Deadline: Tomorrow (Sunday) is the last day in the current campaign finance period for state and federal (and local, where required) officeholders and candidates. For state officials and legislators, their July semiannual reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between January 1 and June 30. State officeholders and legislators were barred from accepting contributions until June 17. For federal officials and candidates, their July quarterly reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between April 1 and June 30. Both types of reports are due July 15.

CD3: Plano resident Al Robinson established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Van Taylor (R-Plano) as a Democrat. We were unable to identify him conclusively.

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