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...

SD14 Field Taking Shape as Filing Deadline Nears

SD14 special: Austin attorney Adam Loewy announced he would not seek the seat vacated by former Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). Austin physician Jeffrey Ridgeway established a campaign committee for the race. Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin); former Lago Vista council...

Brief Election News for March 5

SD14 special: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) has scheduled a Saturday morning “announcement regarding my decision whether to run” for the seat being vacated by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). In our experience, no one schedules an event to announce they’re not running....

AFL-CIO Issues Endorsements and Other News for January 26

Special Runoff Elections: Tuesday is Election Night for voters in HD28, HD100 and HD148. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CST at txelects.com/live. COPE Endorsements: The Texas AFL-CIO COPE released its primary endorsements today (Sunday). Candidates...

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...

Candidate and Endorsement News for October 18

HD52: Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) announced he would seek re-election to a second term. HD99: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth) for re-election. HD108: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas) for re-election....

Candidate and Deadline News for October 6

Deadlines: Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline to register to vote for the November 5 general, constitutional amendment and special elections. It is also the deadline for candidates in the three legislative special elections and local candidates on the general election...

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...

Campaign and Election News for March 11

HD125 special: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the special runoff election for the seat vacated by former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D). Republican Fred Rangel (38%) faces Democrat Ray Lopez (19%). The 18.6 percentage point gap between the runoff...