Minority Whip Steny Hoyer endorsed Army veteran Joseph Kopser (D) in the race for retiring Rep. Lamar Smith’s (R-21) seat. Kopser, “a veteran-turned-entrepreneur from Austin,” faces three other Democrats in the primary. At least four Republicans are vying for their party’s nomination in a seat that Donald Trump won by 10 points. (Texas Tribune)
MORE ENDORSEMENTS. Gold Star father Khizr Khan endorsed former Air Force intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones (D) in the race to defeat Rep. Will Hurd (R-23).
Khan appeared in a video touting his endorsement. (The Hill) Ortiz Jones will face three other Democrats in the primary.