Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27.
CD6 special: A new Data for Progress poll suggests Susan Wright (R) and Jana Lynne Sanchez (D) are slight frontrunners to make the runoff out of a 23-person field. Wright is the choice of 22% of respondents, and 16% favor Sanchez.
Right behind them, and well within the poll’s ±5.0% margin of error, are Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) at 13%, Brian Harrison (R) and Shawn Lassiter (D) at 10% and Lydia Bean (R) at 9%. The only other candidate polled by name was independent Adrian Mizher (2%). The remaining sixth of respondents favored “another candidate” or “no one.”
Wright leads Sanchez in a presumptive runoff, 53%-43%.
The poll of 344 likely voters was conducted via text messaging and web panels and was in the field April 5-12.
CD15: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) endorsed Republican challenger Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez over U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen).
Fort Worth: Mattie Parker out-raised her three closest rivals combined during the last month, according to the candidates’ 8-day-out campaign finance reports. Parker raised $379K, spent $671K and has $396K on hand with a week to go to Election Day, setting her up well for a potential runoff. Council member Brian Byrd raised $78K, spent $484K and has $96K on hand. Deborah Peoples raised $185K, spent $183K and has $49K on hand. Council member Ann Zadeh raised $34K, spent $133K and has $35K on hand. Collectively, mayoral candidates have spent $2.1M since January 1.
San Antonio: Mayor Ron Nirenberg out-raised former council member Greg Brockhouse, $219K to $14K, and outspent him, $360K to $65K, over the past month. Nirenberg has a $99K to $12K advantage in cash on hand as the campaign enters its final week.
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