Patrick Seeking Re-election and Other News for June 10

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced he would seek re-election to a third term. Patrick’s campaign account had $19.5M on hand as of December 31, the highest cash-on-hand figure ever reported by a Texas lieutenant governor. As of that date, Patrick has raised $43.1M...

Endorsement, Ad and Injunction News for September 2

SD30 special: The National Rifle Assoc. Political Victory Fund endorsed Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). HD65: Rep. Michelle Beckley’s (D-Carrollton) campaign released a new ad, “No Bull,” focusing on the recently canceled contract the state had with a firm to do...

Endorsement and Other Election News for June 15

Today (Monday) was the deadline to register to vote for the July 14 runoff and special elections. HD25 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Cody Vasut in the Republican runoff over Ro’Vin Garrett. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription....

By the Numbers: First-place Candidates in Runoffs

82% Winning percentage of runoff candidates who finished 10% or more ahead of their challenger in the primary election since 2002. There have been 175 “open” primary runoff elections for state, legislative and federal offices since 2002, and the candidate who finished...

Endorsement and Other News for May 6

HD25 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Cody Vasut in the Republican runoff over Ro’Vin Garrett. The group did not endorse in this race for the primary. HD26 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Jacey Jetton in the Republican runoff over...

Revisiting Our Main Primary Election Storylines

Heading into last week’s primary elections, we outlined four principal storylines we’d be watching as the results came in. Final official results, and the results of any recounts and contests, are still to come, but we have answers to all the questions we...

Primary Voters Deliver Sitton Shocker and Runoffs Aplenty

Slow reporting of numbers – early voting and Election Day – muddled some views that are normally clear much earlier in the evening, but we now have a fairly complete picture of the winners, losers and runoff participants. Vote percentages below are unofficial and as...

Few Surprises in Late-filed 8-day-out Reports

We look at some late-filed campaign finance reports and one race we accidentally overlooked yesterday. SD27: Sara Stapleton-Barrera raised $2K, spent $74K and increased her loan principal to $214K from $166K. She outspent State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez...