Revisiting Our Mostly Prescient Primary Storylines

Now that the dust has (almost) settled from the March 1 primary election, we like to go back and look at the storylines we were watching heading into Election Day. Statewides in Runoff or Runoffs? Turns out, it was runoffs. For the first time since 2002, more than one...

Minjarez Leaving House for County Judge Race

Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio) announced she would run to succeed retiring Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff (D). She had previously expressed interest in the race. “I’ve always fought for our everyday neighbors,” Minjarez said. “I know the best place for me to lead...

Luther Eying New Campaign and Other News for Veterans Day

Thank you to all who serve and have served our country. Tom Bean salon owner and former SD30 candidate Shelley Luther is planning to announce campaign plans on Monday after she re-authorized her campaign account but did not specify a state office she might seek. Tom...

Wolff Retiring, Minjarez Exploring Run to Succeed Him

County Judge Nelson Wolff (D) announced he would not seek re-election. Wolff was appointed county judge in 2001 and re-elected five times. Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio) formed an exploratory committee for the race to succeed him. To access this post you need a TX...

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...

Looking for Trends in Early Voting and News for February 19

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. Preliminary numbers from a few of the larger counties suggest today’s (Wednesday) Day Two in-person turnout was in the same ballpark as Day One, but mail ballots plummeted because we are now...

Some Counties See Record Turnout as Early Voting Begins

Early voting has begun across Texas for the March 3 primary election and continues through February 28. Turnout is generally up for the Democratic primary over four years ago, with what appears to be record-setting numbers in Harris, Travis, Denton, Hidalgo,...

Pomeroy Makes It Official and Other News for August 25

SD21: Frank Pomeroy, pastor of the Sutherland Springs church where a 2017 mass shooting occurred, announced he would challenge Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) as a Republican. He made the announcement following his church’s Sunday service. We previously reported he...