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.
SD25: Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) announced she would seek re-election.
HD130: Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-Cypress) announced he would seek re-election.
HD133: Rep. Jim Murphy (R-Houston) announced he would seek re-election.
CD8 open: Magnolia business owner and former Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) as a Republican. Conroe resident Chris Revis also established a campaign committee as a Republican. At least eight Republicans have taken a formal step toward running to succeed Brady, who is serving his 11th term.
Fort Worth: Mattie Parker out-raised Deborah Peoples, $747K to $403K, and outspent her, $972K to $367K, during the period covered by their mayoral runoff campaign finance reports. Parker has a $265K to $85K advantage in cash on hand. Overall, Parker has out-raised Peoples, $1.8M to $689K.
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