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...

Brief Election News for November 27

SD6 special: Early voting continues for the December 11 special election. In-person turnout fell to 292 people today (Tuesday) from 373 yesterday, but nearly 1K more ballots by mail were received today than yesterday and the days leading up to it. Through two days,...

Turnout, Ad and Recall News for August 12

CD15: Patriot Majority USA released a new ad, “Hard Work,” supporting U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez’s (D-McAllen) re-election. The ad focuses on health care for seniors. Local Filing Period: Candidates for local offices seeking a spot on the November general election...

Election News for July 16

GOV: On the day Gov. Greg Abbott formally announced his plans to seek re-election, Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne announced he would seek the Democratic nomination and pledged to loan his campaign $2.5M. He is the second Democrat to take a formal step toward...

Election News for July 12

Redistricting: The federal trial over the districts drawn in 2013 for the Texas House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives continued in San Antonio. Luis Vera, legal counsel for the League of United Latin American Citizens, testified that Latinos today...

Election News for June 28

HD52: Round Rock Christian nonprofit executive Jeremy Story, the newly appointed state chaplain for the Republican Party of Texas, has established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock) and sent an email to supporters...

(Re-)Election News for June 19

LAND: Land Comm. George P. Bush announced he would seek re-election. He has at least one primary opponent in Alvord surveyor Davey Edwards, who announced in February. Edwards filed his campaign treasurer appointment prior to the 2014 general election and has raised...

Koop, Workman Get Challengers and Other Election News

SD10: Burleson real estate developer and Burleson ISD trustee Beverly Powell announced she would challenge Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) as a Democrat. She also formally established a campaign committee. We previously reported that Powell established an ActBlue...

Election News for May 22

Voter Fraud: Two people who served as Harris Co. election clerks during the 2016 primary runoff election pleaded guilty to casting another person’s ballot. The pair unlawfully cast a ballot for one of their daughters. Because of the involvement of poll workers, this...

Local Election News for May 16

Abilene: The mayoral runoff election between council member Anthony Williams and Robert Briley has been set for June 17, a week after most other entities are holding their runoff elections. Corpus Christi: The city council approved a timeline for appointing a...