$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...

Court: Straight-party Elimination Law Remains in Effect

A state law ending the practice of single-punch, straight-party voting will be allowed to go into effect, ordered a three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling lays aside a lower court ruling restoring it for the 2020 general election,...

Ad and Endorsement News for September 21

SD30 special (Solid Republican): Early voting continues through Friday for the September 29 special election. Through yesterday (Sunday), more than 20K people have voted early in person or by mail. Collin County Judge Chris Hill (R) endorsed Shelley Luther....

Luther Gets $1M Boost and Other News for September 18

SD30 special (Safe Republican): The conservative online publication The Texan reported that Midland oil executive Tim Dunn has loaned the Shelley Luther campaign $1M. Dunn is one of the largest contributors to Empower Texans PAC. Candidates’ 8-day-out campaign finance...

New Ads, a New Poll and Early Voting in SD30

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Early voting began today for the September 29 special election. Denton Mayor Chris Watts (R) released a new ad, “Game Changer,” highlighting his first priority if elected: “look at the emergency powers statutes to make sure that the...

Endorsement, Ad, Poll and Lawsuit News for September 9

SD30 special (Safe Republican): The Texas Oil & Gas Assoc. PAC endorsed Rep. Drew Springe (R-Muenster). HD96 open (Toss Up): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Republican nominee David Cook. HD138 open (Lean Democratic): The Texas State Teachers Assoc. endorsed...

Home Stretch Begins for the 2020 General Election

Early voting clerks must give voters a “meaningful opportunity” to confirm their identity before rejecting an absentee ballot because of a “perceived signature mismatch.” Under current law, voters must be informed that their ballot has been rejected within 10 days...