Draft Congressional Map Bolsters Incumbents

The draft Congressional redistricting map shows largely shores up incumbents’ districts (on both sides) but fails to create any new minority-majority or coalition districts. Based on 2020 election results, the map would result in 25 Republican (one competitive) and 13...

Endorsement and Other Election News for September 15

SD12 open: The campaign of Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) released a new list of endorsements including the entire Denton Co. Commissioners Court, Denton Co. Sheriff Tracy Murphree (R), Tarrant Co. Sheriff Bill Waybourn (R), and the mayors of Lewisville, Ponder,...

House Achieves Quorum After Threshold Drops to 99

Rep. Leo Pacheco’s (D-San Antonio) resignation is effective today (Thursday), triggering a special election to fill his unexpired term. With HD10 also vacant, the House now has 148 members, which temporarily lowers the threshold for establishing a quorum to 99. While...

Census Reveals a More Diverse, Unevenly Growing Texas

The U.S. Census Bureau released block-level data needed for redistricting today (Thursday). The state’s total population of 29.1M was previously announced with the congressional apportionment data. Today’s release includes far more detail and at a much more granular...

Bush Readying Kick-off Event and Other News for May 16

Two weeks remain in the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. House committees must report out Senate Bills by Saturday officially, but the practical deadline is closer to Wednesday. The final calendar for Senate Bills eligible to be considered on second reading...

Trump Swipes at Roy, West Swipes at Patrick

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R) will make a long-shot bid to become the next Republican Conference chair, challenging the presumptive candidate, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Roy had been considering entering the race to be a conservative alternative for members who...

Spiller Sworn in and Other Brief News for March 9

HD68 special: Rep. David Spiller (R-Jacksboro) was sworn in by Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) during today’s (Tuesday’s) House session. Spiller won a special runoff election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Filing Deadline: Friday...

$300M Flowed Into Texas Congressional Races

Between campaign contributions to candidates and independent expenditures made to support or oppose them, $300M went into the U.S. Senate race and 36 Congressional races in the state. For the election cycle, the federal candidates on the general election ballot raised...

Final Predictions, Polls and Other Election Eve News

Election Day is finally here. Our live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. at txelects.com/live. In addition to the results and analysis we normally provide, we’ve added a “scoreboard” powered by the Texas Tribune and its partner Decision Desk HQ. The scoreboard has been...