Ray Seeks Rematch and Other News for May 24

Early voting is underway in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections. Tarrant Co. saw just over 7K in-person voters today (Monday), about two thirds of which are registered in Fort Worth. Just over 1K votes were cast by Arlington voters. Less than 3K people voted...

Hughs Resigns After Senate Declines to Confirm Her

Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced her resignation effective May 31 after the Senate did not confirm her appointment. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appointed Hughs, then the chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, in August 2019. She was the state’s top election official...

Bush Readying Kick-off Event and Other News for May 16

Two weeks remain in the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. House committees must report out Senate Bills by Saturday officially, but the practical deadline is closer to Wednesday. The final calendar for Senate Bills eligible to be considered on second reading...

CD6 Runoff Set for July 27 and Other News for May 12

CD6 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered a July 27 runoff election to fill the remainder of the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright’s (R-Arlington) term. Early voting will begin July 19 and end July 23, which is the typical length for a runoff election. Susan Wright (R) faces...

Early Voting and Special Election News for April 22

Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of early voting, just over 11K people have voted in the CD6 special election, corresponding to roughly 2.4% of registered voters...

Ellzey Targeted by Cruz as Early Voting Continues

Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27. CD6 special: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has not endorsed a candidate to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington), but he has come out against Rep. Jake Ellzey...

Ad, Endorsement and Other Brief News for St. Patrick’s Day

CD6 special: The Susan Wright (R) campaign released its first ad, “Bright Hope,” focusing on carrying on the legacy of her late husband, former U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington). The Brian Harrison (R) campaign released its second ad, “Bleed Business,” focusing on...

Abbott Presses Election Integrity as Approval Rating Slips

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) at a press conference in Harris Co. to tout election integrity bills. “The integrity of elections in 2020 was questioned right here in Harris County with the mail-in...

Dueling Ads in SD30 and Other News for December 2

SD30 special: Associated Republicans of Texas PAC endorsed Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). The Shelley Luther campaign released a new ad, “Drain the Swamp,” featuring her father accusing Springer of “lying about my daughter.” Last week, Springer’s campaign released...