Court: Straight-party Elimination Law Remains in Effect

A state law ending the practice of single-punch, straight-party voting will be allowed to go into effect, ordered a three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling lays aside a lower court ruling restoring it for the 2020 general election,...

Brief Candidate News for August 29

SC7: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Justice Jeff Boyd (R) for re-election. HD28 special: Katy intelligence and polygraph business owner Gary Hale filed for the seat being vacated by Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond) as a Republican. He joins Houston anesthesiologist Anna...

Identifying Districts Potentially in Play, Part 7

We have been exploring seats potentially in play by looking at specific metrics defining not only how a district voted in the most recent election but also how those voting patterns have changed over time. We also looked at fundraising totals and their historic impact...

Endorsement and Ad News for October 17

LTGOV: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). LAND: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Comm. George P. Bush (R). HD103: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas). HD114 open: The Lisa...

Ads, Endorsements and News for October 1

GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a two-minute ad, “Hope: Julie’s Story,” telling the story of a mother whose son was paralyzed in the Sutherland Springs mass shooting. LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a new ad focused on...

Six File as Write-ins and Other News for August 21

Six individuals filed applications and signatures with the Secretary of State for congressional and legislative offices. CD3 open: Jeff Simmons CD5: Phil Gray CD16 open: Sam Williams CD29 open: Johnathan Garza HD109 open: Casey Littlejohn HD138: Demetrius Walker Later...

Empower Texans Lawsuit Tossed and Other News for March 18

Citing a lack of jurisdiction, federal District Judge David Counts has dismissed Empower Texans Inc.’s lawsuit seeking to shield itself from prosecution for mailers it sent in the HD99 primary race. The group, operating under the assumed name Texas Ethics Disclosure...

Primary Election Toplines

It’s after 2 a.m., and another primary election is now in the record books, or will be when those last 97 boxes are counted. We wanted to highlight a few facts and observations about the election tonight. We will go into more detail in the coming days. For now,...

2018 Primary Storylines

Tomorrow is Primary Election Day, the earliest mid-term primary election in the Nation. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST in every county except El Paso and Hudspeth Cos., which are located in the Mountain Time Zone. We will begin our live coverage of...