Special Election and Lawsuit News for August 23

SD6 “open”: Attorneys representing Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) sent a letter to Harris Co. Clerk Stan Stanart demanding he “immediately order a special election” to coincide with the general election. They point to Art. 3, Sec. 13 of the Texas Constitution, which...

Congressional and Local Election News for August 1

CD6 open: A Public Policy Polling survey conducted for the Jana Lynne Sanchez campaign shows the Democrat trailing Republican Ron Wright, 48%-39%. Respondents were not given the option to choose Libertarian Jason Harber or independent Greg Brady. Interestingly,...

Candidate and Lawsuit News for April 16

To a SD6 (special): Emily’s List endorsed Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) for the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston), the presumptive successor to retiring U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston). SD19: Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) has...

Endorsement and Election News for January 23

AGRIC: The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assoc. PAC, Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc. PAC and the Texas Assoc. of Dairymen PAC endorsed Comm. Sid Miller. SD2: The Manufacturers PAC of Texas endorsed Rep. Cindy Burkett (R-Sunnyvale) over Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood)....

Election News for December 20

Certified Candidates: The state’s political parties were required to submit their certified lists of candidates to the Secretary of State yesterday. We have matched those final lists to our Crib Sheets. However, we have not yet received a final list of...

State and Local Election News for December 7

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on Monday. So far, at least 377 candidates have filed for statewide, legislative and board of education offices, and at least 167 have filed to represent Texas in Congress. This means about 30% of all...

Candidate Filings and Other Election News for October 24

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout has been very light across most of the state. Just 0.3% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or by mail on Monday, the first...

Re-election Announcements and Other News for June 2

Early voting continues in most jurisdictions holding June 10 runoff elections. A handful of jurisdictions, including Harker Heights and Sulphur Springs, are holding their runoff elections tomorrow (Saturday). AG: Prosecutors have asked the Court of Criminal Appeals to...

Election News for May 21

Early Voting begins tomorrow (Monday) in jurisdictions holding June 3 runoff elections. Most cities and other local jurisdictions have set June 10 runoffs, so early voting in those jurisdictions begins a week later. Voter ID: The House set Senate Bill 5, the Voter ID...