Monday is the first day of early voting for the May 27 Democratic and Republican primary runoff elections.
The Republican race for Agriculture Commissioner is between two former state legislators, Stephenville's Sid Miller and Longview's Tommy Merritt. And unlike the other GOP primaries, this one hasn't only focused on who's the most conservative – for the most part.
That's because for Miller, this race is about conservative credentials. And he'll quickly let you know that he's got empirical data on his side.
"You know Rice University took all the votes … and ranked the legislators from one to 50 on how conservative they were. And I was ranked No. 2 and my opponent was ranked the most liberal of the Republicans," Miller says.