Corrections: We have at various times erroneously called CD8 open (Safe R) candidate Morgan Luttrell (R) by his twin brother’s name, Marcus. We have corrected these reports online and regret the errors.
Campaign Finance: State and legislative candidates facing primary opposition were required to file their 8-day-out campaign finance reports today (Tuesday), a day later than usual because of the timing of the President’s Day holiday. These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between January 21 and February 19. We expect these reports will become available online tomorrow (Wednesday), and we will analyze them and update our Crib Sheets throughout the day.
Early voting continues through Friday. There was no early voting in person yesterday (Monday) due to the holiday, and most smaller counties did not offer in-person voting on Sunday. Based on the numbers reported to the Secretary of State, primary turnout continues to lag behind recent years.
In the 15 counties with the most registered voters, a total of 232K votes have been cast in the Republican primary and 217K have been cast in the Democratic primary through the first eight days of the early voting period. Republican turnout is 6% less than in 2018 and 28% less than 2020. Democratic turnout is about 20% less than in 2018 and 46% less than 2020. Cameron and Hidalgo Cos. continue to see record Republican turnout. None of the 15 counties are experiencing record Democratic turnout.
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