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...

Endorsement, Polling and Election Contest News for July 24

HD47 (Lean Democratic): Jennifer Fleck, who lost the Republican runoff to Justin Berry by nearly 1,100 votes, said she would file a lawsuit next week contesting the election results. HD67 (Toss-up): Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen) was endorsed by Allen Mayor Debbie Stout...

Endorsements Show the Love on Valentine’s Day (Eve)

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins Tuesday. Federal candidates’ pre-primary reports are due on February 20, and state candidates’ 8-day-out reports are due February 24. Tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for candidates to file for local offices on the...

Legislative Campaign Finance Report Highlights

Note: This report has been updated to correct the names of two contributors to the Jon Francis campaign (HD60). For whatever reason, our initial sorting of contributions on his report mis-aligned the contributor names and amounts. Farris and Jo Ann Wilks each...

Brief Election News for December 18

Today (Wednesday) was the deadline for state parties to submit their candidate rosters to the Secretary of State. We hope to have final candidate rosters loaded into our Crib Sheets soon. We still have not seen candidate lists from the Libertarian and Green Parties,...