Early voting ended today (Tuesday) in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections and began in jurisdictions holding June 12 runoff elections.

GOV: Former President Trump endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for re-election. “No Governor has done more to secure the Border and keep our communities safe than Governor Abbott,” Trump said in a statement, adding that Abbott “is all in on Election Integrity.”

Trump’s early endorsement complicates the paths forward for declared and potential primary rivals. In a statement, former Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) declared himself “the clear Trump candidate” in the race, notwithstanding Trump’s endorsement of Abbott. Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R), an early endorser of Trump’s 2016 campaign, is expected to announce his plans in the coming weeks.

AG: Land Comm. George P. Bush (R) is expected to announce he will challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the Republican primary at an event tomorrow (Wednesday) in Austin.

SD9: Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) announced he would seek re-election.

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