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...

New Candidates and Other News for June 23

HD41: Mission physician John R. Guerra established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission), likely as a Republican. John Guerra unsuccessfully ran for Mission city council P4 in 2018 (22%) and mayor of Mission in 2014 (20%)....

SB9 Hits Snag and Other Election News for May 16

Legislation: The House Elections Committee did not meet today (Thursday) to vote on pending business, including Senate Bill 9 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola). The House is in recess until 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday). Saturday is the deadline for House committees to...

Early Voting Ends and Candidate News for April 30

Early voting ended today (Tuesday) for most jurisdictions holding elections on May 4. HD14: Bryan resident Janet Dudding established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. John Raney (R-College Station). Social media activity suggests she would run as...

Independents Certified and Other News for June 27

The Secretary of State has certified eight independent candidates for the November general election ballot. All but one of the certified candidates are seeking congressional seats: Scott Cubbler of Houston for CD2 Benjamin Hernandez of Houston for CD9 Kesha Rogers of...

SD19, Independent Candidate Filing Update

SD19 special: Pleasanton retired game warden Pete Flores and San Antonio real estate agent Carlos Antonio Raymond filed as Republicans for the special election to fill the remaining two-plus years of former Sen. Carlos Uresti’s (D-San Antonio) term. Flores received...

One Beto Reaches 254, Another Fails to Reach 50

Note: This post has been updated since its original publication to correct an error. We overlooked the fact that 2014 Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Kathie Glass also visited all 254 counties during her campaign. We regret the error. SEN: With a visit to the...

Leman Sworn in and Other News for May 31

HD13: Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola) took the oath of office today and will serve the remainder of former Rep. Leighton Schubert’s (R-Caldwell) term. Rep. Ben Leman Leman defeated Jill Wolfskill, 57%-43%, in the Republican runoff. Wolfskill withdrew from the special runoff...

Election News for July 20

Special Session: Gov. Greg Abbott formally expanded the special session call to include the 19 items previously included in a draft supplemental call. The Dallas Morning News published an op-ed by Abbott on the subject. HD37: Rep. Rene Oliveira (D-Brownsville)...

Ads and Endorsement News for October 19

RRC: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram endorsed Libertarian Mark Miller. HD107: The Kenneth Sheets campaign released a new ad, “Choice,” which draws distinctions between him and his challenger, including a claim her “million-dollar home” lies outside the district....