SEN: President Trump tweeted that he will come to Texas to support U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) re-election, holding a rally in “the biggest stadium in Texas we can find.”
I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2018
Terrific! Texas will be glad to see you. Working together, we’ve won major victories for the people of Texas: historic tax cuts, repealing job-killing regulations, rebuilding the military & confirming strong constitutionalist judges. And as a result, the Texas economy is booming! https://t.co/BkeHpUo1pn
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 31, 2018
Meanwhile, the Cruz campaign released a video, “Showing the Bleep Up,” pointing out U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-El Paso) use of profanity on the campaign trail.
CD21 open: Matt McCall, who lost the Republican runoff to Chip Roy, has endorsed Roy.
House Speaker: Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo) filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission establishing his candidacy for speaker. He is the fifth Republican and sixth member overall to enter the race, joining Reps. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches), Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), Phil King (R-Weatherford), Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) and John Zerwas (R-Richmond).
Write-in Candidates: The Secretary of State has certified six write-in candidates for congressional and legislative office:
- Jeff Simmons for CD3 open
- Phil Gray for CD5 open
- Sam Williams for CD16 open
- Johnathan Garza for CD29 open
- Casey Littlejohn for HD109 open; and
- Demetrius Walker for HD138.
This action finalizes the general election ballot. Our Crib Sheets reflect the final ballot certifications.
ED12 open: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Suzanne Smith (D).
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