RPT Chair West Resigns as Buckingham Eyes Land Office

Former one-term Florida congressman Allen West won’t complete the first half of his first term as chair of the Republican Party of Texas. He submitted his “irrevocable resignation” today (Friday), presumably to run for governor, Congress or another office. He will...

Bush Announces Primary Challenge of Paxton

As expected, Land Comm. George P. Bush (R) announced he would challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). At a campaign kickoff event in Austin, Bush called Paxton “a career politician” who has “brought way too much scandal and too little integrity to this office.” But a...

Trump to Weigh Into AG Primary and Other News for May 25

Former President Trump said he will issue an endorsement in “the not-so-distant future” between Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) and Land Comm. George P. Bush (R). “I like them both very much,” Trump said in a statement. Yesterday (Monday), Bush said on Instagram that it was...

Ray Seeks Rematch and Other News for May 24

Early voting is underway in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections. Tarrant Co. saw just over 7K in-person voters today (Monday), about two thirds of which are registered in Fort Worth. Just over 1K votes were cast by Arlington voters. Less than 3K people voted...

Texas Gains 2 U.S. House Seats

Texas gained two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, giving it 38, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which released state population totals and the results of congressional apportionment today (Monday). This means the winner of Texas in the 2024 and 2028...

Early Voting and Census Data News for April 25

Early voting for the May 1 general and special elections runs through Tuesday. Through today (Sunday), just over 50K have voted in person in Tarrant Co., including 17K in Fort Worth, 15K in CD6, 9K in Arlington and 5K in Southlake. Nearly 6K mail ballots have been...

Early Voting and Special Election News for April 22

Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of early voting, just over 11K people have voted in the CD6 special election, corresponding to roughly 2.4% of registered voters...

Weather-challenged Early Voting Ends in HD68

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously said Tuesday’s special runoff election for HD68 was Saturday. It is indeed Tuesday. HD68 special: Early voting concluded today (Friday) as North Texas continued to dig out of this week’s winter storms. Through...

Early Voting in HD68 Hampered by Winter Weather

Like many Texans, we were knocked offline for a while during the past week because of the winter weather. We hope each of you is safe, warm and healthy. HD68 special: Winter weather crippled early voting, which ends tomorrow (Friday). According to data posted by the...