Polls, Deadlines and Other News for August 13

HD134 (Lean Democratic): The campaign of Democratic challenger Ann Johnson released an internal poll showing Johnson leading Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston), 44%-42%. Davis’s job performance rating is 32/32. The poll shows presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading...

Denton Mayor Eyes SD30 and Other News for August 12

To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SD30 special (Safe Republican): Term-limited Denton Mayor Chris Watts established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Watts was first elected in 2014...

Ad, Ad Spend and Runoff News for August 11

SD30 special (Safe Republican): In a tweet, Dallas-area salon owner Shelley Luther said she has been approached by “dozens” of people encouraging her to seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Her tweet comes a day after Rep. Jonathan Stickland...

Fallon Nominated for CD4, Replacing Ratcliffe

This report has been updated since our Breaking News alert. Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) will replace former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) as the Republican nominee for CD4. He won a majority vote of the district executive committee on the first ballot. His...

Polls Show Close Race for CD24 and Other News for August 6

CD24 open (Toss Up): A pair of polls indicate a close race but differ widely on how set voters are in their choices. The Democrat-aligned House Majority PAC released a poll (PDF) showing Candace Valenzuela (D) leading former Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne (R), 47%-41%,...

Poll, Endorsement and Recall News for August 5

HD108 (Lean Democratic): The campaign of Democratic challenger Joanna Cattanach released an internal poll showing her leading Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas), 48%-43%, which is within the poll’s large margin of error. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads...

College Turnout in Question and Other News for August 4

One of the impacts COVID-19 may have on the general election is a potentially significant drop in turnout among college students. Univ. of Texas Interim President Jay Hartzell estimated roughly 40%-50% of the student body has opted for an online-only fall semester....

27 Texans Among Obama’s ‘First Wave’ of Endorsements

Former President Barack Obama released his “first wave” of 2020 endorsements, which included 27 Texas House and U.S. House incumbents, challengers and open-seat candidates: House incumbents Erin Zwiener (HD45), James Talarico (HD52), Jessica González (HD104), Terry...

Eckhardt Sworn in and Other News for August 2

SD14: Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (D-Austin) was sworn in following Rep. Eddie Rodriguez’s (D-Austin) decision to withdraw from the special runoff election. There are now 10 women serving in the Texas Senate for the first time in state history. CD23 open (Lean Democratic):...