Update 10-31-18 for Texas races:
Our governor and lieutenant governor have led the charge to destroy the Texas public schools by underfunding them and promoting tax-funded vouchers at private schools. This underfunding forces local tax entities to raise their revenues to compensate. The governor and lieutenant governor then point at "out-of-control local tax offices" for political gain.
This perfidy outweighs any good either man has done. So I recommend you vote for the "other guys", it really doesn't matter who they are or what they advocate. How could we possibly do worse? Update 11-7-18: statewide, we re-elected them, not by large majorities.
Our state attorney general is a 3-time-indicted felon for bribery and corruption, just not yet tried in a court of law. This way far outweighs any possible good he could have done. Vote for the other guy. Update 11-7-18: statewide, we re-elected this one, for which I am ashamed of my state.
Our commissioner of agriculture has made trips at taxpayer expense to compete in the rodeo in Arkansas, then Oklahoma to get a pain shot for injuries suffered in that rodeo. He said he would do state business while on those trips, justifying traveling at taxpayer expense.
But the records indicate he did no state business on those trips, and did not reimburse the state for the expense. That's actually a crime. Vote for the other guy. Update 11-7-18: statewide, we re-elected this one, for which I am ashamed of my state.
Update 11-1-18: I voted early, because next week (election day is next week), my dementia-afflicted mother is being moved to a nursing home, and I am undergoing (hopefully-minor) cancer surgery (Update 11-7-18: they got it). I wanted my vote to count, no matter what!!! Split ticket as usual, biased in favor of the opposition, in large part.