White Resigns, Abbott Releases 1st General Election Ad

Rep. James White (R-Hillister) has resigned to become executive director of the Texas Funeral Services Comm. Redistricting shifted the district west of Austin, and White, who was paired with Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), did not seek re-election. If Gov. Greg Abbott...

Abbott by 7 in New DMN/UTT Poll

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) maintains his single-digit – but outside the margin of error – lead over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Tyler poll. Abbott leads O’Rourke, 46%-39%, with 13% of respondents split among...

Abbott Lays Down $20M in Ad Reservations

GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) campaign has reserved nearly $20M in television, digital and Hispanic-media advertising. The buy, dubbed the first phase of reservations, includes nearly $9M in broadcast, cable, connected TV and radio advertising slots; $8M in...

Non-primary Voters Heavily Backed Flores Over Sanchez

U.S. Rep.-elect Mayra Flores (R-Los Indios) received more than 70% of the vote from non-primary voters, while Democrat Dan Sanchez received less than 25%, according to our analysis of CD34 special election voting rosters. We estimate Flores’s margin among non-primary...

It’s Special Election Day in CD34

Polls are open until 7 p.m. CT today (Tues.) for the CD34 special election (Lean R). Our live coverage will begin at that time on the website and our Twitter feed. The winner will serve the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela’s (D-Brownsville) unexpired term....

Recounts to Begin Next Week in CD15, CD28 Runoffs

Early voting for the June 14 special election for CD34 (Lean R) concludes tomorrow (Fri.). As of yesterday (Wed.), just over 11K people have voted early in person (81%) or by mail (19%), representing 2.8% of registered voters. Slightly less than three quarters of all...

Cameron Co. Early Votes Favoring Democrats in CD34 Race

Early voting continues for the June 14 special election for CD34 open (Lean R) through Friday. As of yesterday (Mon.), just over 8K people – 2.1% of registered voters – have cast ballots early in person (78%) or by mail (22%). About three quarters of all early votes...

Cisneros, Ramirez Request Recounts

Early voting continues for the June 14 special election for CD34 open (Lean R) through Friday. As of yesterday (Sunday), not quite 7K people have voted early in person (77%) or by mail (23%), which is roughly 1.7% of registered voters. Recounts: Runoff candidates can...