Late summer seems like the wrong time to be doing this, but given the mess that our primary was this year, here we are starting early voting today for the July 31 runoff. So without further ado, here are my endorsements in the runoff.
US Senate -- Ted Cruz. Even if I had not bee a Cruz fan before, the dirty campaign run by David Dewhurst would have been sufficient to turn me to his opponent. Cruz is a superb lawyer, a constitutional scholar, and a real conservative. David Dewhurst, on the other hand. . . well, his smears of Cruz show him to be a dishonorable liar willing to do or say anything to advance his political career.
CD 36 -- Stephen Takach. This runoff is what happens when a heavily favored candidate takes his frontrunner status for granted. The race was Mike Jackson's to lose, and he did -- leaving us with businessman Takach or former Congressman Steve Stockman. When in doubt, pick the conservative businessman, not the conspiracy theorist with few legislative accomplishments who keeps trying to find a district that will elect him.
RR Commissioner -- Warren Chisum.
RR Commissioner -- Barry Smitherman.
Supreme Court, Place 4 -- John Devine. I still do not see how anyone can support the reelection of Justice David Medina, given the questions that continue surround he and his wife over the fire that destroyed their home.
129th District Court -- Michael Landrum.
152nd District Court -- Don Self.
County Sheriff -- Carl Pittman.