Early Voting Begins for High Stakes Election

Early voting has begun across Texas for the November 3 general election and continues through October 30. By most accounts, turnout is off to a torrid start. The Harris Co. Clerk’s office tweeted that 128K people voted in person today, plus 41K absentee ballots...

Springer, Luther Far Ahead in Campaign Finance Reports

SD30 special (Safe Republican): The six candidates running to fill Sen. Pat Fallon’s (R-Prosper) unexpired term collectively raised $770K and spent $1.4M since July 1. Candidates’ 8-day-out reports were due yesterday (Monday) and became available online today. Rep....

New Ads and Other Election News for September 17

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Early voting continues for the September 29 special election to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of the early voting period, fewer than 9K voters have cast ballots,...

Brief News for Labor Day Weekend Eve

HD134 (Lean Democratic): Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC endorsed Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) over her Democratic challenger Ann Johnson. CD7 (Lean Democratic): U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher’s (D-Houston) campaign released a new ad, “Test,” focusing on health care....

Analysis of Competitive Harris Co. House Districts

For much of the past decade-plus, Harris Co. experienced a phenomenon I called “partisan mood swings.” Democrats running countywide – potentially all of them – tended to win in presidential election years. Republicans running countywide – often all of them – tended to...

Polls, Deadlines and Other News for August 13

HD134 (Lean Democratic): The campaign of Democratic challenger Ann Johnson released an internal poll showing Johnson leading Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston), 44%-42%. Davis’s job performance rating is 32/32. The poll shows presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading...

27 Texans Among Obama’s ‘First Wave’ of Endorsements

Former President Barack Obama released his “first wave” of 2020 endorsements, which included 27 Texas House and U.S. House incumbents, challengers and open-seat candidates: House incumbents Erin Zwiener (HD45), James Talarico (HD52), Jessica González (HD104), Terry...