Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman (R) over Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R).

“Eva Guzman is a committed conservative and an accomplished lawyer and judge whose intellect and strength of character have served Texas well in her two decades of public service,” PAC chair Richard Trabulsi said in a statement. “Justice Guzman has the breadth of legal experience and the personal and professional integrity that we must require of our state’s highest legal officer.”

The PAC has previously contributed nearly $1.5M to Paxton’s campaign account since 2002, and it endorsed him for the 2014 general election following his primary runoff victory over then-Rep. Dan Branch (R-Dallas) and in 2018 for re-election (Paxton was unopposed in the primary that year.).

Guzman’s campaign released a nearly two-minute biographical ad in which she recounts her journey from the East Side of Houston to the Texas Supreme Court.

AGRIC: Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) announced he would seek re-election, foregoing a primary challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R).

HD21: Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) announced he would seek re-election.

Moratorium Ends: The moratorium on statewide officials and legislators’ acceptance of campaign contributions ended Sunday in case that was not apparent from the sudden rush of fundraising solicitations in email inboxes everywhere. Those subject to the moratorium have 10 days to raise money before the current fundraising period ends on June 30.

Gov. Greg Abbott (R), the most prolific fundraiser in state history, asked his Twitter followers to chip in $5 TODAY to “keep up with the Democrat machine.”

Abbott Fundraising Tweet

Abbott entered the moratorium with more than $40M in his campaign and officeholder accounts, far more than the “machine,” however it is defined.

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