Special Election Filing and Candidate News for August 27

HD14: Rep. John Raney (R-Bryan) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD28 special: Four candidates have filed so far for the November 5 special election to fill the unexpired term of Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond), who is resigning effective September...

Early Voting Ends and Candidate News for April 30

Early voting ended today (Tuesday) for most jurisdictions holding elections on May 4. HD14: Bryan resident Janet Dudding established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. John Raney (R-College Station). Social media activity suggests she would run as...

Trump Rallies the Faithful and Other News for October 22

SEN: President Trump headlined a rally for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Texas Republicans in Houston. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) were also featured speakers. Meanwhile, the Beaumont Enterprise endorsed U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso). GOV: The...

Identifying Districts Potentially in Play, Part 4

We continue our look at districts potentially in play in November with our first statewide exploration of straight-party voting trends in Republican-held districts. Prior analyses have looked at districts that are bluer than the state as a whole, districts won by...

Election News on the Eve of Early Voting

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins tomorrow. Poll Numbers A new UT/Texas Tribune poll suggests statewide incumbents have significant leads over their primary rivals, but voters remain fairly divided about their job performance: GOV (R): Gov. Greg...

Candidate Filings and Other Election News for October 24

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout has been very light across most of the state. Just 0.3% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or by mail on Monday, the first...

Election News for September 8

Voter ID: Plaintiffs have asked the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear and overturn a three-judge panel’s decision staying a lower court’s Voter ID ruling. Earlier this week, a divided Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel stayed District Judge Nelva...

Election News for September 6

Voter ID: Oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals have been scheduled for the first week of December. The state has appealed a lower court decision ruling that invalidated the state’s Voter ID law and determined that legislation passed during the...

Legislative Challengers and Re-election News for June 27

HD2: Royse City financial services businessman and 2016 Republican primary candidate Bryan Slaton is asking for endorsements via social media for another race against Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van), who won last year’s primary, 51%-49%. HD14: Bryan resident and Democratic...