Abbott Lays Down $20M in Ad Reservations

GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) campaign has reserved nearly $20M in television, digital and Hispanic-media advertising. The buy, dubbed the first phase of reservations, includes nearly $9M in broadcast, cable, connected TV and radio advertising slots; $8M in...

Cyrier Announces Retirement on Eve of Filing Period

Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) announced he would not seek re-election to a fifth term. “Serving the communities throughout District 17 has truly been a privilege and something I will always cherish,” he said in a statement. “I am immensely proud of the work we have...

Analysis of Key Dallas County House Races

Dallas Co. was the epicenter of Democrats’ 2018 surge. They flipped five House seats, one Senate seat and one congressional seat. They swept every countywide office. Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) doubled up U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, beating him by 33 points....

Candidate, Endorsement and Early Voting News for October 30

Early voting concludes Friday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Tuesday), 475K people have voted early statewide, amounting to 3% of registered voters. Turnout exceeds 5% in 32 of the state’s 254 counties to...

Candidate, Endorsement and Speaker News for October 16

Early voting begins on Monday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special election. The League of Women Voters has created a Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide which explains each amendment, provides arguments for and against each and...

Endorsement and Ad News for October 17

LTGOV: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). LAND: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Comm. George P. Bush (R). To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS...

Nine House Districts Ruled Unconstitutional

A panel of U.S. district judges ruled that nine Texas House districts must be redrawn because their configuration intentionally discriminated against minorities. In Dallas Co., the court determined that the intentional discrimination it found in the western part of...

Redistricting Ruling and Local Endorsements for April 20

Redistricting: The maps drawn in 2011 for the Texas state house districts violate the U.S. Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act, the three-judge panel presiding over the redistricting lawsuits ruled. Intentional vote dilution, racial gerrymandering and...