Highlights of State Campaign Finance Reports

Most of 2019’s early money went to the 2022 ballot. July semiannual campaign finance reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state officeholders and candidates, including legislators and those running against them, and generally became available online today...

Runoff Election Updates and Other News for March 4

HD125 special: Early voting began today (Monday) for the special runoff election between Fred Rangel and former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez. A total of 845 people voted in person on the first day. It took four days  to reach this total for last month’s...

Endorsements, Ads and Other News for October 19

Early Voting begins Monday for the November 6 general election and runs through November 2. GOV: The Corpus Christi Caller-Times endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R). LTGOV: The Corpus Christi Caller-Times endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick...

Endorsement and Other Election News for October 15

President Trump will hold a rally on October 22, the first day of early voting, at NRG Arena in Houston. SEN: A new poll conducted by WPAi (PDF) for Club for Growth Action shows U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leading U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), 52%-43%, with...

Sen. Flores Sworn in and Other News for October 12

SD19: Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) was sworn in today (Friday) during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. Flores defeated former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) in last month’s special runoff election, which was triggered by the resignation of former Sen....

Three Senate Debates and Other News for September 14

SEN: The campaigns of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) have agreed to three debates: September 21 in Dallas September 30 in Houston; and October 16 in San Antonio. The candidates will stand behind podiums for the Dallas and San Antonio...

Leman Swearing in Set and Other News for May 24

HD13 open: Former Grimes County Judge Ben Leman will be sworn in as the newest state representative on May 31 at 11 a.m. Rep.-elect Ben Leman He is the lone remaining candidate in the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Leighton Schubert...

Turnout Nears 5% and Other News for February 28

Early voting for the March 6 primary continues through Friday. Turnout lurched toward 5% today, the eighth day of the early voting period, in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. Both parties remain on pace to have their highest early voting turnout ever...

Endorsement and Campaign News for February 15

Filing deadline: Candidates for offices on the May 5 uniform election ballot must file by tomorrow, or by Tuesday if they wish to be write-in candidates. Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. COMP: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Joi...

Endorsement and Campaign News for January 24

LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released its first television ad, which focuses on boarder security and sanctuary cities. “Big city liberals want open borders,” Patrick said in the ad, “But I won’t back down.” Also, the Texas Oil & Gas Assoc. PAC...