Candidate, Endorsement and Speaker News for October 16

Early voting begins on Monday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special election. The League of Women Voters has created a Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide which explains each amendment, provides arguments for and against each and...

Another Poll and Congressional Campaign News for August 6

A new Emerson Coll. poll conducted for the Dallas Morning News shows former Vice President Joe Biden (28%), former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (19%), Bernie Sanders (16%) and Elizabeth Warren (14%) leading the Democratic field in Texas. Former San Antonio Mayor Julián...

Turnout, Ad and Recall News for August 12

CD15: Patriot Majority USA released a new ad, “Hard Work,” supporting U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez’s (D-McAllen) re-election. The ad focuses on health care for seniors. Local Filing Period: Candidates for local offices seeking a spot on the November general election...

Federal Candidate News for November 16

SEN: North Richland Hills television executive Bruce Jacobson Jr. announced he would challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) in the primary. We previously reported that he was “prayerfully considering” the race. CD2 open: Houston businessman David Balat filed in the...

Election News for October 26

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Fewer than 64K of the 9.8M registered voters (0.65%) in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or...

Recount News for May 26

Candidates seeking a recount have until June 6 to file their petition. RRC: A spokesman for Gary Gates says it is “unlikely” he would seek a recount, according to the Texas Tribune’s Jim Malewitz. HD33: John Keating said he would let the overseas ballots be counted...

Revisiting Runoff Night Storylines

A few days ago, we listed some storylines we’d be watching as the runoff election votes were tallied. Here we revisit those storylines and a couple of others from previous posts. Wayne Christian Christian or Gates? We knew one of the candidates was going to buck...

Absentee Voters’ Influence May Have Implications in Races

Through three days of early voting, fewer than 1.5% of registered voters have cast ballots by mail or in person in the primary runoff election in the state’s 15 most populous counties. Republican runoff turnout through three days is 60% below 2012 and 54% below 2014....

Campaign News as Early Voting Begins

Early voting begins Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. Monday is the deadline for primary runoff candidates to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports – our first look into their fundraising efforts since late February. These reports...

Campaign and Endorsement News for May 9

RRC open: The Dallas Morning News made no endorsement in the Republican runoff between former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) and Gary Gates. The paper endorsed Grady Yarbrough in the Democratic runoff. SD24 open: The Dawn Buckingham campaign released a new radio ad...