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...

Campaign News for April 28

RRC open: The Kaufman Co. Tea Party endorsed former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center). His runoff opponent Gary Gates came in first in Kaufman Co. with 28% of the vote. Christian finished fourth there with 12% of the vote, trailing Weston Martinez (22%) and Lance...