Fallon Nominated for CD4, Replacing Ratcliffe

This report has been updated since our Breaking News alert. Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) will replace former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) as the Republican nominee for CD4. He won a majority vote of the district executive committee on the first ballot. His...

Polls Show Close Race for CD24 and Other News for August 6

CD24 open (Toss Up): A pair of polls indicate a close race but differ widely on how set voters are in their choices. The Democrat-aligned House Majority PAC released a poll (PDF) showing Candace Valenzuela (D) leading former Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne (R), 47%-41%,...

Poll, Endorsement and Recall News for August 5

HD108 (Lean Democratic): The campaign of Democratic challenger Joanna Cattanach released an internal poll showing her leading Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas), 48%-43%, which is within the poll’s large margin of error. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads...

College Turnout in Question and Other News for August 4

One of the impacts COVID-19 may have on the general election is a potentially significant drop in turnout among college students. Univ. of Texas Interim President Jay Hartzell estimated roughly 40%-50% of the student body has opted for an online-only fall semester....

Runoff Turnout Nears 4% and Other News for July 7

Early voting in person continues through Friday for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections. Through yesterday (Monday), the eighth day of the early voting period but only the fifth or sixth day polls were open, nearly 375K people had voted in the Democratic...

Fallon Makes CD4 Bid Official and Other News for July 1

Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) established a federal campaign committee for open CD4, which was vacated when former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) became the Director of National Intelligence. Fallon appeared at a Hunt Co. Republican Party convention in May, leaving...

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...

Endorsement, Ad and Other Election News for June 2

SD14 special: The campaign of Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) released a new ad featuring his children describing some of the policies he “fought” for in the House. In the TX House, I fought to save our local Planned Parenthood health center, took on the NRA and...

Brief Election News for May 31

Correction: In our most recent report, we mangled the name of CD4 candidate Jason Ross by combining it with Gov. Greg Abbott (R). We regret the error and have corrected it online. State Conventions: The Texas Democratic Party kicks off its virtual state convention...