Poll, Endorsement and Recall News for August 5

HD108 (Lean Democratic): The campaign of Democratic challenger Joanna Cattanach released an internal poll showing her leading Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas), 48%-43%, which is within the poll’s large margin of error. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads...

Fallon Makes CD4 Bid Official and Other News for July 1

Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) established a federal campaign committee for open CD4, which was vacated when former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) became the Director of National Intelligence. Fallon appeared at a Hunt Co. Republican Party convention in May, leaving...

Endorsement, Ad and Appeal News for June 16

SD14 special: The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin). His campaign released a new ad criticizing former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt for resigning her office to seek the seat. The Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek posted a screen...

Endorsement and Other Election News for June 15

Today (Monday) was the deadline to register to vote for the July 14 runoff and special elections. HD25 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Cody Vasut in the Republican runoff over Ro’Vin Garrett. HD26 open: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Matt Morgan in the...

Pandemic Voting Guidelines Issued and Other News for May 26

The Secretary of State released guidance for in-person voting (PDF) for the July 14 runoff election. The “minimum recommended health protocols for all voters” directs voters, “to the extent feasible” to maintain social distancing, bring their own hand sanitizer,...

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...

Endorsement, Confirmation and Other News for May 18

SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) accused U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) of using a “racist dogwhistle” when the incumbent’s campaign referred to West as “Restful Royce.” A spokesperson for Cornyn’s campaign said there was no racist intent as the term was meant to mock...

Endorsement and Other News for May 6

HD25 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Cody Vasut in the Republican runoff over Ro’Vin Garrett. The group did not endorse in this race for the primary. HD26 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Jacey Jetton in the Republican runoff over...