Candidate Filings and Other Election News for October 24

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout has been very light across most of the state. Just 0.3% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or by mail on Monday, the first...

Straight-ticket Voting in Bexar County

Democrats made gains in straight-ticket voting in nine of the 10 Bexar Co. House districts and their overall countywide advantage in straight-ticket voting more than doubled from 2012. Nearly 20K more straight-ticket Democratic votes were cast across the county than...

‘Late-train’ Money Flooding CD23, Little Else

With so many Texans voting early in general elections and a paucity of competitive races, the impact of “late-train” money in close campaigns is muted. As a result, we are seeing fewer, and smaller, infusions of cash and in-kind contributions during the campaigns’...

Key House Race 8-day-out Report Highlights

Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due yesterday for state and legislative candidates (and some local candidates) with general election opponents. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between September 29 and October 29. From this...

Campaign News for October 21

Early voting in person begins Monday. PRES: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board did not endorse a candidate but recommended “rejecting Donald Trump for president.” AG: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has re-filed civil charges against AG Ken...

HD117 Campaign Contribution Analysis

Freshman Rep. Rick Galindo (R-San Antonio) faces a rematch against former one-term Rep. Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio) in HD118, one of five Republican-held House seats where Democrats have the historical advantage in straight-ticket voting in presidential election...

Key House Race Campaign Finance Update

State and legislative candidates with general election opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports on Tuesday. These reports cover all contributions received and expenditures made between July 1 and September 29, and they are a good barometer...

Initial Thoughts on July Campaign Finance Reports

Semiannual campaign finance reports were due Friday, covering either (1) the first six months of the year for candidates who had no primary opponent or (2) the period since the end of the 8-day-out reporting period of either the primary or primary runoff election (or...

Straight-ticket Voting Trends in HD117

We continue our look into how straight-ticket voting has played out historically in today’s more competitive districts. We started in Dallas Co. with HD102, HD105 and HD107. Today we shift to Bexar Co. to look at HD117, a district that has changed partisan hands five...