Turnout Updates and More Late Endorsements for February 21

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. The early turnout numbers we report here are unofficial and subject to change. We noticed an increasing gap between the numbers a couple of counties have published to their websites and the...

One Week Left to File and Other News for December 2

One week remains for candidates to file for spots on the March 2020 primary ballot and minor party nominating conventions. See our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. There are 30 incumbents that we expect are seeking re-election for whom we have not seen...

3Q Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Early Frontrunners

Federal officeholders and candidates were required to file quarterly campaign finance reports today (Tuesday). Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest numbers. SEN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) out-raised the collective Democratic field, $3.2M to $2.8M, and he...

Congressional Candidate and Local Election News for May 22

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously referred to Ron Nirenberg as a “mayoral challenger.” He is the Mayor of San Antonio. We regret the error and have corrected it. CD8: Spring resident Jacob Osborne established a campaign committee for a potential...

Democratic Challengers Lead Federal Fundraising Results

Pre-general campaign finance reports were due today (Thursday) from federal candidates for the general election. These reports include contributions received and expenditures made during the first 17 days of this month, a relatively short period that often produces...

Endorsement and Ad News for October 17

LTGOV: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). LAND: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Comm. George P. Bush (R). HD103: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas). HD114 open: The Lisa...

Election and Candidate News for October 11

HD6: Former Rep. Ted Kamel (R-Tyler) has re-established his campaign committee, which has not been active since 1998, for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler). Kamel served four terms before losing the 1998 Republican primary to Leo Berman (R-Tyler),...

Election News as the Special Session Convenes

Special Session: A called session of the Texas Legislature will convene tomorrow at 10 a.m. At this point, only a single item – adjusting the Sunset review dates for several agencies – is on the call, but Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to add 19 other items via a...

New Challengers for Independence Weekend

With federal and state campaign finance reporting periods now closed, and the Independence Day weekend upon us, we anticipate a significant number of new candidates to announce their plans and file campaign paperwork over the next few weeks. GOV: San Antonio hospice...