Special Elections

DeSoto: Nicole Raphiel appears to have won a special election by 5 votes over Van Stripling. Fewer than 2% of voters turned out for the election to fill an unexpired council term.

Longview: Barber school owner Wray Wade appears to have beaten his brother-in-law, pastor Lonnie Murphy, by 24 votes in a special election for an unexpired council term. Murphy had a 37-vote edge in early ballots, but Wade carried Election Day by 61 votes. The city council will canvass the results on Monday.

State Campaign News

Campaign finance reports are due Monday for state candidates (and local, where required) who face primary opposition. Monday is also the deadline to register to vote for the March 6 primary election.

GOV: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Andrew White in the Democratic primary.

SD8 open: The Phillip Huffines campaign released a new ad focusing on illegal immigration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhQHuCJ7M3s

SD10: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram endorsed Beverly Powell in the Democratic primary to face Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville).

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