Former President Barack Obama gave his support Monday to nine additional candidates in Texas as part of his second wave of midterm endorsements.
Texas Democrats held their convention this weekend in Fort Worth, putting on a largely united front and focusing on the family separation crisis at the border.
The family separations crisis quickly emerged as the top issue at the state Democratic biennial convention in Fort Worth.
Uresti, a San Antonio Democrat, announced his resignation Monday, four months after he was found guilty of 11 felonies.
After swapping leads early in the Democratic gubernatorial runoff, Valdez pulled ahead of White and will face incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott.
House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, endorsed Steve Allison on Thursday to replace Straus in House District 121. Straus is not seeking re-election after representing the district since 2005.
Five Democrats are vying for a chance to take on U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Helotes) in Texas' most competitive congressional district.
Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Texas this weekend to tour the state's border with Mexico and raise money for fellow Republicans.
The State Republican Executive Committee on Saturday dinged Texas House Speaker Joe Straus for standing in the way of the party leadership group's priorities.
The Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) has drawn 18 candidates – a staggering number.