Primary Storylines to Watch on Election Day

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Texas voters will cast ballots in the first-in-the-Nation primary election of this mid-term cycle. Our live coverage of results and analysis will begin at about 7 p.m. CT and can be found at txelects.com/live. Here are some of the storylines we’re...

Republican Early Turnout Passes 2018 Pace

Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary elections. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the 10th day of the early voting period, statewide turnout is 4.01% for the Republican primary and 2.45% for the Democratic primary. A little...

Poll: Republicans +7 in Generic House Ballot

The political winds are blowing in favor of Republicans, who lead the generic ballot test for the state House of Representatives, 52%-45%, according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Texas at Tyler poll. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) also leads Democratic frontrunner Beto...

UT Poll: Abbott 47%, O’Rourke 37%

Early voting for the March 1 primary election is underway. GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads presumptive Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), 47%-37%, according to the latest Texas Politics Project poll from the Univ. of Texas. In the Republican primary,...

Newspaper Endorsement News for February 6

Early voting for the March 1 primary begins a week from tomorrow (Monday). GOV (Likely R): The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Beto O’Rourke (D) for their respective party’s nominations. AG (Lean R): The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Eva...

30-day-out Reports: Few Surprises, Lots of Cash on Hand

Statewide and legislative candidates facing primary opposition raised just over $10.3M and spent at least $22.1M during the first 20 days of 2022, according to 30-day-out reports filed yesterday (Monday) and available online today. Collectively, the candidates have...

Polls: Abbott, O’Rourke Cruising to General Election

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Beto O’Rourke (D) comfortably leads their primary challengers and appears poised to win their respective nominations outright, according to the a pair of polls released this weekend. Abbott has the support of 58% of “all primary voters” and...

Lucio Resigns, Abbott Breaks Records Again

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) is resigning effective the end of the month. He informed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) of his intention via letter late last week. The letter provided no detail as to why Lucio would not be completing his full term. Lucio did not seek...