Endorsement, Ad and Indictment News for September 24

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Early voting ends tomorrow (Friday) for the September 29 special election. Through yesterday (Wednesday), nearly 34K people have voted early in person or by mail. RRC open (Lean Republican): Democratic nominee Chrysta Castañeda’s...

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...

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...

Initial Thoughts on July Campaign Finance Reports

Semiannual campaign finance reports were due Friday, covering either (1) the first six months of the year for candidates who had no primary opponent or (2) the period since the end of the 8-day-out reporting period of either the primary or primary runoff election (or...

Straight-ticket Voting Trends in HD137

Today our exploration of straight-ticket voting trends in competitive or potentially competitive districts turns to the compact HD137, comprised mostly of the Chinatown, Sharpstown, Westchase and Woodlake/Briar Meadow neighborhoods of western Houston. About two thirds...

Key House Race 8-day-out Totals, Part 3

State and legislative candidates were required to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. The full reports are not yet available online, but we’re able to report summary totals for most candidates this morning. In this post, we summarize some of the hottest...

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....

Endorsement News for February 10

CCA: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Chris Oldner (CCA2), Sid Harle (CCA5) and incumbent Michael Keasler (CCA6). HD27: The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, Harris Co. Chapter endorsed Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City). To access this post you need a TX...

Endorsement News for February 8

PRES: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans and Texas Values Action endorsed Ted Cruz. RRC open: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and San Antonio Express-News endorsed Gary Gates. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram endorsed former Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth). To...

Election Update for November 4

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