Field Clears for Phelan and Other News for November 5

Vote counting continues in Texas as counties process thousands of absentee ballots that arrived the day after Election Day (as permitted by law), provisional ballots that were cured by the voter and overseas military ballots, which will continue to be accepted through...

Polls, Deadlines and Other News for August 13

HD134 (Lean Democratic): The campaign of Democratic challenger Ann Johnson released an internal poll showing Johnson leading Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston), 44%-42%. Davis’s job performance rating is 32/32. The poll shows presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading...

Houston Nixes RPT Convention and Other News for July 8

Houston officials have canceled next week’s Republican state convention, which was to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mayor Sylvester Turner asked Houston First, the nonprofit manager of the convention center, to cancel the convention after David...

Voter Registration Deadline and Other News for June 14

Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline to register to vote for the July 14 runoff and special elections. HD2: The Texas Parent PAC endorsed Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) in the Republican runoff over Bryan Slaton. HD132: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed former Rep. Mike Schofield...

Make It 15 for HD148 and Other News for September 5

HD148 special: Turns out Houston community organizer Anna Nuñez (D) did file for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), making it a 15-candidate field. She was not included in a list of candidates posted by the Secretary of State’s office last...

Just 10K Early Voters in SD6 and Other News for December 7

SD6 special: Early voting has ended for the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. and current U.S. Rep.-elect Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston). Just over 10K people voted in person or by mail during the 12-day early voting period. Mail ballots represent...

Talarico Sworn in and Other News for November 20

HD52: Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) was sworn in today to fill the remainder of former Rep. Larry Gonzales’s (R-Round Rock) unexpired term. Talarico won the special election on the same day he was elected to a full term beginning in January. HD108: The Secretary...

Jones Concedes and Other News for November 19

CD23: Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones conceded to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio), who was narrowly elected to a third term. Hurd is the first person elected to at least a third term from CD23 since former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla’s last successful...