RPT Chair West Draws Sword to Primary Abbott

State chair of the Republican Party of Texas and former one-term U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) announced he will challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in the primary. In a seven-minute announcement video, West speaks about legacies and the need to protect them before drawing...

Early Voting in HD68 Hampered by Winter Weather

Like many Texans, we were knocked offline for a while during the past week because of the winter weather. We hope each of you is safe, warm and healthy. HD68 special: Winter weather crippled early voting, which ends tomorrow (Friday). According to data posted by the...

$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...

Record-setting Early Voting Enters Second of Three Weeks

Early voting continues through October 30. Today (Monday) was the seventh day of early voting, which began last Tuesday. Turnout continues to be record-breaking. Through yesterday (Sunday), more than 4M Texans have already cast ballots in person or by mail statewide,...

New Ads and a New Effort to Nix Early Voting Extension

To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SD30 special (safe Republican): Early voting continues through Friday for the September 29 special election. Through yesterday (Tuesday), just under 29K people have voted in person or by mail. HD67 (Toss Up):...