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...

Endorsement News for February 9

Early voting in person for the March 3 primary elections begins one week from Tuesday. SD19: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Xochil Peña Rodriguez for the Democratic nomination over Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) and two other candidates. The nominee will...

Biden Doubles Up Rivals and Other News for February 2

Joe Biden has twice the support as any other Democratic candidate in Texas but would still narrowly lose the state to President Trump, according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Texas-Tyler poll. Biden is the first choice of 38% of respondents “who identify as...

AFL-CIO Issues Endorsements and Other News for January 26

Special Runoff Elections: Tuesday is Election Night for voters in HD28, HD100 and HD148. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CST at txelects.com/live. COPE Endorsements: The Texas AFL-CIO COPE released its primary endorsements today (Sunday). Candidates...

Endorsement, Fundraising and Recount News for January 17

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously gave HD60 candidate Jon Francis someone else’s first name. We have corrected our story and regret the error. HD2: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed both of Rep. Dan Flynn’s (R-Van) primary challengers: Doc Collins and...

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...

Crib Sheets Complete and Other News for January 13

Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the Green Party’s candidate slate. They now include the 347 Republicans, 328 Democrats, 90 Libertarians, 14 Greens and 44 independents who have filed for the state’s federal, statewide and legislative offices on the ballot in...

Candidate Filing and Endorsement News for November 24

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect the week of Thanksgiving to be a fairly quiet one. HD3: Montgomery resident Martin Shupp established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Cecil...