UT Poll Has Trump Up by 4 and Other News for July 2

A new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll finds President Trump leading presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 48%-44%. “Independents,” comprising 12% of respondents, preferred Trump, 41%-27%, with nearly a third undecided. The poll found a 10-point gap...

Early Voting a Week Away and Other News for June 21

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections begins in a week on June 29. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) extended the usual 5-day early voting period to 12 days by executive order last month after postponing the runoff, originally scheduled for May 26, in...

Brief Endorsement News for MLK Day

Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) and runs through Friday for the January 28 special runoff elections for HD28, HD100 and HD148. During the November special election, early voters cast 15.5K ballots in HD28, just over 2K ballots in HD100 and 19.5K ballots in...

Candidate Filing News for December 3

The filing period ends Monday. Our Crib Sheets have the latest information on candidates’ filing status. At least 436 candidates have filed for federal, statewide or legislative office so far. SD19: San Antonio resident Belinda Shvetz filed as a Democrat to...

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...

Busby Draws Challengers and Other News for July 31

Note: We cover the resignation announcement of Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond), the confirmation of Justice Jeff Brown as a federal judge and the potential for Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) to lead DFPS here. SC8: Third Court of Appeals Justice Gisela Triana (D)...

Runoff Results and Other Election News for June 29

Runoff Elections: Shirley McKellar, a four-time Democratic candidate for CD1, won today’s (Saturday’s) D3 council runoff over Pamela Phoenix, 201 votes to 173 votes. Turnout was 4.4%. In South Padre Island, Patrick McNulty won the mayoral runoff over Darla Jones, 488...