Luther, Springer Head to Runoff

Pilot Point salon owner Shelley Luther and Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) are headed to a runoff to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Luther edged out Springer for first place by 164 votes, 32.2%-31.9%. Democrat Jacob Minter came in third with...

Postal Service Warns of Mail Ballot Delays

The U.S. Postal Service warned Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughes that there is a “significant risk” that lawfully requested mail ballots will not be returned in time to be counted. Voters “should submit their ballot request early enough so it is received by their...

Endorsements Abound as Early Voting Begins

Early voting in person begins tomorrow (Monday) for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections. Voters in all 254 counties can participate in the Democratic runoff because of the statewide runoff for Railroad Commissioner. The Republican runoff is limited to all...

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...

Turnout Updates and More Late Endorsements for February 21

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. The early turnout numbers we report here are unofficial and subject to change. We noticed an increasing gap between the numbers a couple of counties have published to their websites and the...

Candidate Filing News for December 4

Monday is the deadline for candidates to file for spots on the March 2020 primary ballot and minor party nominating conventions. Our Crib Sheets show candidates’ filing status. At least 458 candidates have filed for federal, statewide and legislative office so far. As...

One Week Left to File and Other News for December 2

One week remains for candidates to file for spots on the March 2020 primary ballot and minor party nominating conventions. See our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. There are 30 incumbents that we expect are seeking re-election for whom we have not seen...

Candidate and Campaign Finance News for October 7

Deadlines: Today (Monday) was the deadline to register to vote for the November 5 general, constitutional amendment and special elections. It was also the deadline for candidates in the three legislative special elections and local candidates on the general election...