Campaign Finance Reports Due and Other News for January 14

Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign finance reports are due tomorrow (Wednesday) for state officeholders and candidates and, where required, local officials and candidates. We expect these reports will be available online beginning sometime Thursday, and we...

UT/TT Poll: Texans Remain Evenly Split Over Trump

As they have been for some time, Texas registered voters are fairly evenly split when it comes to President Trump’s job approval (47/48), according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF), and that fairly even split extends into other areas of his presidency....

Highlights of State Campaign Finance Reports

Most of 2019’s early money went to the 2022 ballot. July semiannual campaign finance reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state officeholders and candidates, including legislators and those running against them, and generally became available online today...

Runoff Election Updates and Other News for March 4

HD125 special: Early voting began today (Monday) for the special runoff election between Fred Rangel and former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez. A total of 845 people voted in person on the first day. It took four days  to reach this total for last month’s...

State’s Top Leaders Set New Campaign Finance Records

On the day he was inaugurated to a second term, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) set new campaign finance records: Abbott reported having $18.3M cash on hand, which is not only the highest post-election figure ever for a Texas state official or candidate, but also more than the...

Revisiting Our Election Predictions

Now that most of the dust has settled, we take a look back at our predictions about the overall state climate and specific legislative and congressional races. We’ll take each of our five predictions in order. 1. Republicans sweep statewide races, including the...