Castro Passing on Cornyn Challenge and Other News for May 2

SEN: U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), who weeks ago seemed poised to enter the race, is no longer expected challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). He indicated to a Hearst reporter that he was “gonna pass” on the Senate race and if he ran for another office, it...

Early Voting and Campaign Finance Update for April 28

Early voting continues through Tuesday in most jurisdictions holding local elections on Saturday. Turnout continues to be light across most of the state. Bexar Co.: Through Saturday, just over 35K people have voted in person, which is around 3.5% of registered voters....

Early Voting Begins on Day After Easter

Early voting begins tomorrow (Monday) in most jurisdictionsfor the May 4 uniform election. HD67: Dallas resident Anthony Lo established a campaign committee for an undetermined state office, but an ActBlue page indicates it may be HD67, which is held by Rep. Jeff...

Castro to Decide ‘Soon’ and Other News for April 17

Early Voting for the May 4 uniform election begins Monday. SEN: At a press conference in the state Capitol today (Wednesday), U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) said his decision on whether to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) would come “soon.” Castro pointed...

Candidate and Local Campaign Finance News for April 4

HD45: Dripping Springs health and wellness businesswoman Carrie Isaac, wife of former Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) established a campaign committee for an unspecified House seat, which is almost certainly HD45. The former representative confirmed to the Texas...

Campaign and Election News for March 11

HD125 special: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the special runoff election for the seat vacated by former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D). Republican Fred Rangel (38%) faces Democrat Ray Lopez (19%). The 18.6 percentage point gap between the runoff...

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...

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...

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...