8% Runoff Turnout Among Highest Since Poll Tax Era Ended

Just over 1.4M Texans – 8.1% of registered voters – cast ballots in the primary runoff election, according to unofficial results reported by the Secretary of State’s office. Republican voters nearly out-numbered Democratic voters 2-to-1. A total of 927K votes were...

Abbott Endorses Kitzman’s Challenge of Stephenson

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed former Waller Co. Comm. Stan Kitzman (R) in the runoff over Rep. Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton), one of four Republican legislators forced into runoffs this cycle. Abbott is at least the third statewide election official to endorse Kitzman,...

Runoff Candidates Raise More Than $17M for Final Push

State candidates facing runoffs were required to file their runoff campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 10 and May 14. Most reports were available online today (Tuesday), and...

Poll, Endorsement and Judicial News for May 11

Early voting for the May 24 runoff election begins Monday. AG (Lean R): Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) leads Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), 58%-31%, according to a new poll commissioned by Defend Texas Liberty PAC, virtually unchanged from its April poll. LAND open (Likely...

Poll: Abbott Over O’Rourke, Paxton Over Bush

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), 50%-42%, among “likely voters,” buoyed by a better than 2-to-1 advantages among white voters and independents, according to a new poll conducted for the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation. Abbott’s lead rises to...

Poll and Endorsement News for April 4

A new poll commissioned by Defend Texas Liberty PAC shows its endorsed candidates easily winning, or at least leading, their respective runoff opponents, by at least 24 percentage points. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) leads Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), 50%-39%, with undecided...