Voter Registration: More than 14.8 million voters are registered in Texas, up about 600K since March and around 1.2 million since the 2012 presidential election. It is the highest number of registered voters in state history, and the Secretary of State believes that total registrations may top 15 million by the October 11 deadline to register for the general election.
In 2012, about three quarters of the voting-age population was registered in time for the general election. Based on a January 2016 federal estimate of the state’s voting-age population, voter registrations have at best kept pace with population growth and likely lagged behind it. The U.S. Dept. of Commerce estimated 20.3 million Texans (pdf) were of voting age as of July 2015.
Voter Registration Totals for Presidential Elections Since 1972
CD23: Daily Kos reported that more than $6.4 million in advertising reservations have been made by partisan groups, placing the race among the top 10 in the nation. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the House Majority PAC have reserved $3.75 million, which is more than a million above the National Republican Campaign Committee and Congressional Leadership Fund’s combined $2.68 million. It is the seventh highest imbalance favoring the Democratic candidate in the country.
These figures do not include any resources being spent or pledged by outside groups.
SC: The Corpus Christi Caller-Times endorsed incumbent Justices Debra Lehrmann (SC3) and Eva Guzman (SC9). The paper endorsed challenger Dori Contreras Garza for SC5.
CCA: The Corpus Christi Caller-Times endorsed incumbent Judges Lawrence Meyers (CCA2) and Michael Keasler (CCA6). The paper endorsed Scott Walker for open CCA5.
HD89: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Wylie).
HD105: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie).
HD107: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Kenneth Sheets (R-Dallas).