Openly gay Dallas County Judge Jim Foster is in last place in the Democratic primary after early voting. Clay Jenkins leads with 51 percent, enough to avoid a runoff if his advantage holds up. Larry Duncan has 28 percent, and Foster has 21 percent. The best Foster can do at this point would be a runoff, but the real question may be whether Jenkins wins outright or is in a runoff with Duncan.
Eric Johnson has a surprisingly big lead over State Rep. Terri Hodge in the District 100 Texas House race. Johnson is at 70 percent, compared to Hodge’s 30 percent.
Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem John Loza is in last place after early voting in the four-way race for the County Criminal Court No. 5 seat. Loza is at 16 percent, behind Etta Mullin at 40 percent and Hector Garza at 25 percent and Ann Rust at 18 percent. A runoff is virtually guaranteed in this race. The only question is whether Loza will be in it, and right now it looks as though he won’t.