Abbott Presses Election Integrity as Approval Rating Slips

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) at a press conference in Harris Co. to tout election integrity bills. “The integrity of elections in 2020 was questioned right here in Harris County with the mail-in...

Granger, Price Endorse Wright and Other News for March 8

CD6 special: U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price endorsed Susan Wright, who released a list of an additional 49 endorsements. DMN/UT-T Poll: A slim majority of Texans approve the way Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is handling his job, and fewer...

Abbott Designates Election Integrity as Emergency Item

During his State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) made election integrity an emergency item, which gives the Legislature the ability to consider legislation on the matter prior to the 60th day of the session. Other emergency items were rural broadband...

Lyceum Poll Finds Pessimism, Approval for State Leaders

About two thirds of Texans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction and the national economy is worse off compared to a year ago, according to the Texas Lyceum’s 2021 Texas Statewide Survey (PDF). Four in 10 adults believe the state’s economy is worse off...

Luther, Springer Head to Runoff

Pilot Point salon owner Shelley Luther and Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) are headed to a runoff to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Luther edged out Springer for first place by 164 votes, 32.2%-31.9%. Democrat Jacob Minter came in third with...

DMN/UT-Tyler Poll: Trump 48, Biden 46

President Trump leads Democratic challenger Joe Biden, 48%-46%, among respondents “most likely to vote,” according to a new Dallas Morning News/UT-Tyler poll (PDF). Biden leads Trump by a point, 44%-43%, among all registered voters and “likely voters.” Biden led...