Early Voting Underway for Primary Runoffs

Early voting began Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. It appears that Republican turnout statewide is falling below the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, which featured higher profile statewide races. Democratic turnout statewide may be...

Campaign and Endorsement News for May 9

RRC open: The Dallas Morning News made no endorsement in the Republican runoff between former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) and Gary Gates. The paper endorsed Grady Yarbrough in the Democratic runoff. SD24 open: The Dawn Buckingham campaign released a new radio ad...

Meyers Pulls Voter ID Suit and Endorsement News

Voter ID: Judge Lawrence Meyers, the lone Democrat currently holding state office, has withdrawn a lawsuit he filed to overturn the Voter ID law. The suit is not related to a federal lawsuit before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Oral arguments are scheduled...

Ballot by Mail and Endorsement News for April 27

Early voting continues for the HD120, HD139 and uniform elections. HD139 Special: Twelve people voted early in person today in HD139, bringing the three-day in-person total to 55 people. More than 1,100 ballots by mail have been returned. Ballots by mail represent...

Early Voting and Endorsement News for April 25

Early Voting: A total of 816 people voted in person today in Bexar Co. for the first day of early voting. More than a quarter of those ballots were cast at the Fair Oaks Ranch City Hall. In Harris Co., 23 people voted in person today in the HD139 special election, but...

Endorsement News for April 24

HD139 special: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Jarvis Johnson for the special election. The paper previously endorsed Kimberly Willis, who is running against Johnson, for the primary runoff election (against Johnson). Willis is not running in the special election....

Campaign News for April 21

RRC open: Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) endorsed former Rep. Wayne Christian. Texas Conservative Review’s Gary Pollard endorsed Gary Gates. SD24 open: Llano Co. Comm. Peter Jones endorsed Dawn Buckingham, who finished second there in the primary with 23% of the...

Campaign News for April 17

SD24 open: Hamilton Co. Comm. Dickie Clary endorsed Dawn Buckingham. She came in fourth in Hamilton Co. with 17% in the primary. HD33 open: The Rockwall Co. Republican Men’s Club endorsed Justin Holland. According to Holland, he is the first recipient of a state-level...

HD120, HD139 Candidates Raise Less Than $7,500

Candidates for the HD120 and HD139 special elections were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports on April 7. Reports were available online for five of the six candidates, and they combined to raise less than $7,500 since their last reports. Independent...