Early voting for the May 24 runoff election begins tomorrow (Monday) and runs through Friday.

State candidates’ runoff campaign finance reports are due tomorrow and likely will become available online Tuesday. These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 10 and May 14.

New Poll: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), 46%-39%, according to a new Dallas Morning News/UT-Tyler poll.

Abbott leads among White voters, 58%-30%, and among men, 52%-34% (not printed but calculated from other population results). O’Rourke leads among Black voters, 59%-16%; Hispanic/Latino voters, 46%-36%; and women, 44%-40%. Abbott leads O’Rourke among independents, 38%-31% (calculated from other population results, although the crosstabs indicate his lead among independents is 16%-6%, almost certainly a misprint).

Turning to the May 24 runoffs, Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) leads Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), 41%-35%, with a quarter of primary voters undecided. Paxton’s lead is larger among “certain” voters, 46%-31%.

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