Filing and Turnout News for Deadline Eve

Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the March 3 primary ballot as a Democrat or Republican, or to be eligible to receive the nomination of the Green or Libertarian Parties at their conventions. It is also the deadline for candidates...

Filing Period Enters Final Full Week

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this to be a busy week, and we would not be surprised if a third of all candidates file on the last day. Our Crib Sheets will keep track of candidates of whose...

Candidate and Early Voting News for November 26

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this holiday week to be a fairly quiet one, and many party offices will be closed beginning tomorrow (Wednesday). SC7: Dallas attorney and District Judge Staci...

Endorsement and Other Election News for October 15

President Trump will hold a rally on October 22, the first day of early voting, at NRG Arena in Houston. SEN: A new poll conducted by WPAi (PDF) for Club for Growth Action shows U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leading U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), 52%-43%, with...

State and Local Election News for December 7

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on Monday. So far, at least 377 candidates have filed for statewide, legislative and board of education offices, and at least 167 have filed to represent Texas in Congress. This means about 30% of all...

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...

More Observations on 8-day-out Reports

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...

Dark Money, Endorsements and Ads for October 13

Dark Money: By a unanimous vote, the Texas Ethics Commission dismissed complaints against Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans’ Michael Quinn Sullivan. The earliest complaints were filed in 2012 by Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) and former Rep. Vicki Truitt...

Campaign News for August 3

HD120: Rep.-elect Laura Thompson (I-San Antonio) did not qualify for the general election ballot as an independent candidate and thus cannot seek re-election except as a write-in candidate. She has until August 22 to file a “declaration of write-in candidacy” and...