SD30 Special Election Set and Other News for August 23

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered an emergency special election (PDF) for September 29 to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper), who has resigned effective January 4, 2021. Fallon is the Republican nominee for CD4. The...

Runoff Turnout Nears 4% and Other News for July 7

Early voting in person continues through Friday for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections. Through yesterday (Monday), the eighth day of the early voting period but only the fifth or sixth day polls were open, nearly 375K people had voted in the Democratic...

Fox News Texas Poll: Biden 45%, Trump 44%

A new Fox News Poll (PDF) finds Joe Biden leading President Trump, 45%-44%, in Texas. Trump led among men, 51%-39%, while Biden had an identical lead among women, 51%-39%. Trump led among Anglo voters, 60%-31%, while Biden led among Black voters, 85%-6%, and...

AFL-CIO Issues Endorsements and Other News for January 26

Special Runoff Elections: Tuesday is Election Night for voters in HD28, HD100 and HD148. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CST at txelects.com/live. COPE Endorsements: The Texas AFL-CIO COPE released its primary endorsements today (Sunday). Candidates...

Highlights of State Campaign Finance Reports

Most of 2019’s early money went to the 2022 ballot. July semiannual campaign finance reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state officeholders and candidates, including legislators and those running against them, and generally became available online today...

Candidate and Election News for July 1

AG: One of the three special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud case has asked to withdraw. Nicole DeBorde wrote in a legal motion that she “can no longer devote the requisite time and attention” to the case and that she received...