Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...

Draft Congressional Map Bolsters Incumbents

The draft Congressional redistricting map shows largely shores up incumbents’ districts (on both sides) but fails to create any new minority-majority or coalition districts. Based on 2020 election results, the map would result in 25 Republican (one competitive) and 13...

Early Voting to Begin in HD10 Special Election

An abbreviated early voting period begins tomorrow (Monday) for the HD10 special election and ends on Friday. August 31 is Election Day. The frontrunners appear to be former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) and former U.S. Health and Human Services Dept. official Brian...

Bush Readying Kick-off Event and Other News for May 16

Two weeks remain in the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. House committees must report out Senate Bills by Saturday officially, but the practical deadline is closer to Wednesday. The final calendar for Senate Bills eligible to be considered on second reading...

Abbott Designates Election Integrity as Emergency Item

During his State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) made election integrity an emergency item, which gives the Legislature the ability to consider legislation on the matter prior to the 60th day of the session. Other emergency items were rural broadband...

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...