Political People and their Moves

The Texas Association of Realtors released a list of endorsements for these top-of-the-ticket contests:

•    Greg Abbott for governor

•    David Dewhurst for lieutenant governor

•    Glenn Hegar for comptroller

•    George P. Bush for land commissioner

•    Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justices Jeff Brown and Phil Johnson for the state Supreme Court

The Texas Hospital Association released its first round of endorsements, including the following top-of-the-ticket selections:

•    Greg Abbott (R) and Wendy Davis (D) for governor in their respective party primaries

•    David Dewhurst (R) for lieutenant governor in his party primary

•    Dan Branch for attorney general

•    Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justices Jeff Brown, Jeff Boyd and Phil Johnson for Supreme Court

State Rep. Sarah Davis, R-West University Place, has been endorsed by the gay rights group Equality Texas. The San Antonio Express-News reported she is the first Texas Republican to be given the advocacy group's backing in a primary contest. The HD-134 representative also announced endorsements from the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Hospital Association.

Mike Hasson was named Americans for Prosperity-Texas' state director, replacing Peggy Venable, who is assuming the role of senior states policy advisor for AFP. Hasson was director of business communications for United Development Funding and also spent time in the Office of the Staff Secretary under President George W. Bush.

Homero Lucero has been named the new senior vice president for government affairs and communications with the Texas Travel Industry Association. As part of his duties in the newly created position, he will head up the group's PAC and grassroots functions.