Candidate News for the Day After Election Day

Filing for the 2020 election begins on Saturday. HD28 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) congratulated Gary Gates for making the runoff and tweeted that he would “ask the voters of Fort Bend County to send” Gates to Austin “to fight alongside me.” HD105: Irving...

Early Voting Begins and Other News for October 21

Early voting began today (Monday) for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. More than 13K voted in person or by mail in Harris Co., many of them in Houston. A little over 3K voted by mail in Dallas Co. (In person results were not...

Lang Changes His Mind and Other News for September 27

Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury) will seek re-election after all, making the announcement just two days after announcing he would run for county office. The two-term representative and chair of the House Freedom Caucus had previously announced plans for re-election and...

Candidate Announcements and Other News for September 12

HD26: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) for re-election. At least three Republicans have taken a formal step toward challenging him in the primary. Earlier this week, Miller took his name out of consideration as the next head of...

Candidate and Special Election News for September 3

Filing Deadline: Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the deadline for candidates to file for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special elections. SD24: Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) announced she would seek re-election to a second term. HD17: Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) announced he...

Abbott Appoints Bland and Other News for August 26

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced his intent to appoint former appellate justice Jane Bland to the Texas Supreme Court to succeed Justice Jeff Brown, who has been confirmed as a federal district judge by the U.S. Senate. Bland authored more than 1,200 signed opinions...

Pomeroy Makes It Official and Other News for August 25

SD21: Frank Pomeroy, pastor of the Sutherland Springs church where a 2017 mass shooting occurred, announced he would challenge Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) as a Republican. He made the announcement following his church’s Sunday service. We previously reported he...

By the Numbers: Local Election Turnout

9% Average turnout since 1999 in Dallas Co. for an odd-year May election for which the mayor of Dallas is on the ballot. Voter turnout in Texas is low, compared to other states, even under the best of circumstances. About 53% of registered voters cast ballots in the...

Early Voting and Candidate Update for March 7

HD125 special: Nearly 1K more people voted today (Thursday) in person, bringing the four-day total to nearly 4K. This already exceeds the early voting turnout – in person and by mail – for the February 12 special election. Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday)....

Election News for December 16

HD150: Spring university student Michael Walsh established a campaign committee and a Facebook page for a potential challenge of Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-Spring), likely as a Democrat. El Paso: Incumbent D1 council member Peter Svarzbein won Saturday’s runoff election...