Trump Endorses Abbott and Other News for June 1

Early voting ended today (Tuesday) in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections and began in jurisdictions holding June 12 runoff elections. GOV: Former President Trump endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for re-election. “No Governor has done more to secure the Border...

Candidate, Endorsement and Rating News for November 20

Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 289 candidates have already filed, and likely many more have done so. We are seeing far less information from county...

Turner Ahead in New Poll as Early Voting Begins

Early voting begins tomorrow (Monday) for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Houston: Mayor Sylvester Turner leads the field of mayoral candidates but lacks enough support to win outright, according to a new Univ. of Houston Hobby...

Newspaper Endorsement News for October 20

LTGOV: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). Courts: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Justice Jeff Brown (R) and Democratic challengers Steven Kirkland over Justice Jimmy Blacklock (R) and R.K. Sandill...

Candidate and Election News for November 29

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. GOV: Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D) is considering resigning her office as early as the end of next week in order to seek the...

Election and Candidate News for October 27

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election through November 3. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Redistricting: The state of Texas filed its formal appeal (PDF) with the U.S. Supreme Court of a...

House Open-seat Race 8-day-out Totals

State and legislative candidates were required to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. Some of the full reports are now available online, so we will add color commentary to the summary totals where we can. In this post, we summarize the open-seat House...

Endorsement News for February 11

RRC open: Former Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) endorsed former Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth). SC: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed incumbents Debra Lehrmann (SC3), Paul Green (SC5) and Eva Guzman (SC9). To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription....