Endorsement, Ad and Poll News for October 8, Plus an Arrest

SC6 (Lean Republican): The Dallas Morning News endorsed Justice Jane Bland (R). HD67 (Toss Up): Rep. Jeff Leach’s (R-Allen) campaign released a new ad, “Unfit,” criticizing Democratic challenger Lorenzo Sanchez on law enforcement issues. HD92 open (Lean Republican):...

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 News for February 9

Early voting in person for the March 3 primary elections begins one week from Tuesday. SD19: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Xochil Peña Rodriguez for the Democratic nomination over Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) and two other candidates. The nominee will...

Endorsement, Fundraising and Recount News for January 17

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously gave HD60 candidate Jon Francis someone else’s first name. We have corrected our story and regret the error. HD2: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed both of Rep. Dan Flynn’s (R-Van) primary challengers: Doc Collins and...

Filings at Near Record Pace and Other News for December 11

For the second consecutive election cycle, more Texas statewide offices, legislative seats and congressional seats are being contested by Democrats than Republicans, according to our quick analysis of preliminary candidate filing data. Of the 211 such seats on the...

Candidates Filing Up and Down Ballot as Deadline Looms

Correction: In yesterday’s edition, we erroneously indicated Jacey Jetton was running for Congress when we reported that U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) had endorsed him. Jetton is running to succeed the retiring state Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land). We regret...

Filing Period Enters Final Full Week

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this to be a busy week, and we would not be surprised if a third of all candidates file on the last day. Our Crib Sheets will keep track of candidates of whose...

Candidate Announcement and Other News for September 26

HD60 open: Graford rancher and veterinarian Glenn Rogers announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury). Rogers is a former Graford ISD trustee. HD94: Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) announced he would...