30 Races Shift Toward Republicans in Our Final Ratings

Our final update to our 2022 race ratings shifts 30 races toward the Republicans and none toward the Democrats. Based on lagging turnout, especially in areas and among demographics key to Democratic successes in 2018 and on a significant Republican financial advantage...

Brief Election News for Bill Filing Deadline Eve

Tomorrow (Friday) is the last day a House of Senate bill or joint resolution may be filed without requesting permission from the respective chamber. CD5: Dallas attorney Charles Gearing established a campaign committee to challenge U.S. Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell)...

Filing and Endorsement News as Turkey Day Approaches

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this holiday week to be a fairly quiet one, and many party offices will be closed beginning Wednesday. Our Crib Sheets have the latest information of who has...

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. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE...

Endorsement News and New Ads for September 20

GOV: The Dallas Co. Sheriff’s Assoc. endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) over former Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D). AGRIC: The Dallas Morning News endorsed challenger Kim Olson (D) over Comm. Sid Miller (R). To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription....

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...

Quick Takes on the Runoff Election

A few quick takes on tonight’s election results: Lupe Valdez defeated Andrew White, 53-47, to claim the Democratic nomination. The first Democratic gubernatorial runoff since 1990 failed to draw much buzz. Turnout was the lowest ever for a Democratic...

Election News for Runoff Eve

CD5 open: On the eve of the runoff, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) endorsed Bunni Pounds over Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell). Meanwhile, the Office of the Attorney General has asked Kaufman Co. officials to hold nearly 600 mail-in ballots until they can be inspected by...