23 File to Succeed Wright

Nearly two dozen candidates filed for the May 1 special election to fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington) by today’s deadline. The field includes 11 Republicans, 10 Democrats, a Libertarian and an independent candidate. Our Crib Sheet...

Wright Releases Endorsements and Some Poetry News

CD6 special: The Susan Wright (R) campaign released a list of endorsements demonstrating a wide level of support among elected officials and Republican precinct chairs and activists. Endorsers include: David Cook (R-Mansfield), Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), Matt...

Spiller Wins HD68 Runoff Election

Jacksboro attorney David Spiller (R) defeated Craig Carter (R), 62%-38%, in today’s (Tuesday) special runoff election to serve the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Spiller won all but three of the district’s 22 counties. He took 85% of the vote...

Special Election News for February 21

HD68 special: Just under 1K people voted early in person or by mail through Friday, the end of an abbreviated and weather-challenged early voting period. Outstanding mail ballots will likely push total early votes above the previous low of 1,037 for the 2016 special...

Early Voting Underway for HD68 Runoff in Some Locations

HD68 special: An abbreviated early voting period began today (Tuesday) for the February 23 special runoff election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster), but winter weather closures appeared to keep many polling locations open for limited...

Congressman Wright Passes Away at 67

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington) died Sunday, roughly two weeks after being admitted to the hospital after a COVID-19 diagnosis. He was 67. Wright was also receiving treatment for lung cancer. The former Tarrant Co. Tax Assessor-Collector and Arlington council...

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...