Sen. Flores Sworn in and Other News for October 12

SD19: Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) was sworn in today (Friday) during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. Flores defeated former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) in last month’s special runoff election, which was triggered by the resignation of former Sen....

Runoff Voided and Other News for October 5

Mission: Visiting Judge Bonner Dorsey voided the results of the June runoff in which Armando O’Caña ousted longtime Mayor Beto Salinas, 51%-49%. For two weeks, a series of witnesses testified, in varying degrees of clarity and consistency, about ways in which votes...

Ads, Endorsements and News for October 1

GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a two-minute ad, “Hope: Julie’s Story,” telling the story of a mother whose son was paralyzed in the Sutherland Springs mass shooting. LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a new ad focused on...

A Correction, Endorsements, Ads and News for September 26

SD5: First a correction. In yesterday’s report about the Univ. of Texas’s investigation of explicit text messages allegedly sent by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), we erroneously said an undergraduate student was the recipient of those alleged messages. She is...

Endorsements, Ads and Other News for September 25

LTGOV: The National Rifle Assoc. PAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). TLR Endorsements: Texas for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed six of the seven non-judicial statewide incumbents seeking re-election, excluding Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R). SD5: The Austin...

Ads, Endorsements, Polls and News for September 24

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. October 9 is the deadline for Texans to register to vote to participate in November 6 general election. GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a new ad, “Keeping Texans Safe,” focused on border security and...

Ads and Endorsement News for September 18

TXBIZ PAC: The Texas Assoc. of Business TXBIZ PAC released its slate of legislative endorsements for the general election. In general, the PAC endorsed Republican incumbents and open-seat nominees. Notably, the PAC endorsed Democratic challenger Julie Johnson over...

Early Voting, New Ads and Other News for September 12

SD10: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Democratic challenger Beverly Powell over Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville). SD19 special: Through three days of early voting (out of five), 4,550 people have voted in person in Bexar Co. That figure excludes ballots by mail. A...

New Ads Kick Off Final Sprint Toward November

GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a pair of new ads, “Opportunities” and “Brighter Future,” focusing on jobs and education. respectively. The campaign also released one-minute radio ads on similar topics and highlighting his achievements in office....

Ads, Endorsements and Debate News for May 8

GOV: The hourlong debate between Democratic runoff candidates Lupe Valdez and Andrew White will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church in Austin. It will not be televised but instead will be streamed live by KXAN-TV at kxan.com. HD46 open: Planned...

Campaign News for September 19

Voter ID: U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos sided with the Voter ID suit plaintiffs who argued that state election officials were misleading voters about court-ordered remedies to the Voter ID law. She ordered the state to accurately describe the procedures a...