Candidate, Endorsement and Rating News for November 20

Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 289 candidates have already filed, and likely many more have done so. We are seeing far less information from county...

3Q Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Early Frontrunners

Federal officeholders and candidates were required to file quarterly campaign finance reports today (Tuesday). Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest numbers. SEN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) out-raised the collective Democratic field, $3.2M to $2.8M, and he...

Candidate and Election News for February 20

HD64: Denton resident Angela Brewer established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger). We were unable to identify her conclusively. HD134: Houston attorney and law professor Ann Johnson re-established a campaign committee for a...

HD125 Early Voting Nears End and Other News for February 7

HD125: With one day of early voting remaining, 2,763 voters have cast ballots in person, including 416 today (Thursday), the largest single-day total so far, amounting to around 2.7% of registered voters. Of those, 1,205 have been cast at the Maury Maverick Library in...

Elizondo Passes Away and Other News for December 27

Longtime Bexar Co. Comm. Paul Elizondo, 83, passed away earlier today (Thursday). He served two terms in the House of Representatives from 1979-83 before being elected to the Commissioners Court. He unsuccessfully ran for Bexar County Judge in 1984 before returning to...

Democratic Challengers Lead Federal Fundraising Results

Pre-general campaign finance reports were due today (Thursday) from federal candidates for the general election. These reports include contributions received and expenditures made during the first 17 days of this month, a relatively short period that often produces...

Identifying Districts Potentially in Play, Part 6

Back in July, as part of our series of analyses identifying districts potentially in play, we found that a challenging party’s candidate raised at least half as much as the incumbent party’s candidate in 90% of the Texas legislative and congressional seats that were...

Endorsement and Other Election News for October 15

President Trump will hold a rally on October 22, the first day of early voting, at NRG Arena in Houston. SEN: A new poll conducted by WPAi (PDF) for Club for Growth Action shows U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leading U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), 52%-43%, with...