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...

Early Voting a Week Away and Other News for June 21

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections begins in a week on June 29. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) extended the usual 5-day early voting period to 12 days by executive order last month after postponing the runoff, originally scheduled for May 26, in...

Endorsement, Ad and Other Election News for June 2

SD14 special: The campaign of Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) released a new ad featuring his children describing some of the policies he “fought” for in the House. In the TX House, I fought to save our local Planned Parenthood health center, took on the NRA and...

By the Numbers: First-place Candidates in Runoffs

82% Winning percentage of runoff candidates who finished 10% or more ahead of their challenger in the primary election since 2002. There have been 175 “open” primary runoff elections for state, legislative and federal offices since 2002, and the candidate who finished...