Lopez Advances to Runoff and Other News for February 14

HD125 special: Former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez’s lead over Coda Rayo-Garza increased by six votes to 28 after the Bexar Co. Elections Department counted the last mail ballots. In a statement, Rayo-Garza said her campaign has “done our due diligence and...

By the Numbers: Double-digit Special Election Leads

5 Number of legislative and congressional candidates who had at least a double-digit plurality in a special election but lost the runoff since 1996. On Tuesday, Republican Fred Rangel became the 14th legislative or congressional special election candidate to finish at...

It’s HD125 Election Eve and Other News for February 11

HD125 special: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day. Five candidates are seeking to succeed former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio). We’ll have live coverage at https://txelects.wpengine.com/live/ beginning at 7 p.m. CST. Meanwhile, U.S....

Candidate and Special Election News for February 10

HD93: Arlington sociologist and author Lydia Bean established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) as a Democrat. Bean is the daughter of Nancy Bean, the Arlington school counselor who unsuccessfully challenged Krause in...

HD125 Early Voting Nears End and Other News for February 7

HD125: With one day of early voting remaining, 2,763 voters have cast ballots in person, including 416 today (Thursday), the largest single-day total so far, amounting to around 2.7% of registered voters. Of those, 1,205 have been cast at the Maury Maverick Library in...

Lopez’s Late-filed Report Gives Him Financial Edge

HD125 special: Former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez’s late-filed campaign finance reports shows he raised $93K and spent $49K between January 1 and February 2. Lopez has $44K on hand. His largest contributors were: $5,000 – San Antonio energy executive William...

Brief Election News for February 4

HD125 special: Through today (Monday), the eighth day of early voting, a total of 1,835 people have voted in person, amounting to around 1.8% of registered voters. Because Bexar Co. does not release ballot-by-mail totals until Election Day, turnout is likely above 2%...

Bad Data in Voter Probe and Other News for January 31

Days after announcing up to 95K registered voters might be non-citizens, the Secretary of State’s office has been telling counties that the lists contain numerous errors, potentially amounting to tens of thousands of voters. Erroneously included were voters who...

Fierro Wins, Morales and Noriega Advance to Runoff

Art Fierro, the chair of the El Paso Community Coll. board, won a three-way race outright to succeed former Rep. Joe Pickett (D-El Paso). Fierro received 53% of the vote, defeating El Paso council member Michiel Noe (27%) and Republican candidate Hans Sassenfeld...