Turnout Updates and More Late Endorsements for February 21

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. The early turnout numbers we report here are unofficial and subject to change. We noticed an increasing gap between the numbers a couple of counties have published to their websites and the...

Looking for Trends in Early Voting and News for February 19

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. Preliminary numbers from a few of the larger counties suggest today’s (Wednesday) Day Two in-person turnout was in the same ballpark as Day One, but mail ballots plummeted because we are now...

Some Counties See Record Turnout as Early Voting Begins

Early voting has begun across Texas for the March 3 primary election and continues through February 28. Turnout is generally up for the Democratic primary over four years ago, with what appears to be record-setting numbers in Travis, Denton, Hidalgo, Montgomery and...

Watson Resigns to Accept Academic Post

Note: This report has been updated since we sent our Breaking News alert. Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) announced he is resigning effective April 30 to become the founding dean of the Univ. of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs. Sen. KirkWatson “Thank you for all...

More Last Minute Endorsements on Eve of Early Voting

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins tomorrow (Tuesday). The first day of early voting historically produces one of the highest totals of votes cast during the two-week period. In-person voting is usually higher than on other days because of initial...

UT/TT Poll: Hegar and Someone Headed to Runoff

M.J. Hegar leads the 12-person Democratic field of U.S. Senate candidates, and she is the only candidate with double-digit support (22%), according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF). The next six candidates were all within the poll’s margin of error of...

Endorsements Show the Love on Valentine’s Day (Eve)

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins Tuesday. Federal candidates’ pre-primary reports are due on February 20, and state candidates’ 8-day-out reports are due February 24. Tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for candidates to file for local offices on the...

Endorsement and Ad News for February 12

Friday is the deadline for candidates to file for local offices on the May 2 general election ballot. HD45: The Austin American-Statesman endorsed Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) and Bud Wymore (R) for their respective party’s nominations. HD47: The Austin...