Early Voting and Endorsement News for January 22

Early voting continues through Friday for the January 28 special runoff elections in HD28, HD100 and HD148. In HD148, just 258 people voted today (Wednesday), bringing the two-day total to 3K. So far, 78% of votes have been cast by mail, and the number of mail ballots...

Voter Registrations Top 16M and Other News for January 21

More than 16.1M Texans are registered to vote – the largest number in state history – according to new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office. Since January 2016, the number of registered voters has grown by 14%, significantly higher...

Brief Endorsement News for MLK Day

Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) and runs through Friday for the January 28 special runoff elections for HD28, HD100 and HD148. During the November special election, early voters cast 15.5K ballots in HD28, just over 2K ballots in HD100 and 19.5K ballots in...

Early Voting Poised to Begin in Special Runoff Elections

An abbreviated early voting begins Tuesday and runs through Friday for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special runoff elections. January 28 is Election Day. In HD28, Republican Gary Gates faces Democrat Eliz Markowitz for a Fort Bend Co. seat that has gone from 14 points...

Brief Election News for January 12

Wednesday is the deadline for state and local (where required) candidates and officeholders to file their January semiannual campaign finance reports. They typically become available online during the next day. HD28 special: The Gary Gates (R) campaign released a new...

Ad, Endorsement and Early Voting News for January 7

Our Crib Sheets have been updated to show the complete list of Libertarian candidates, which we received today (Tuesday). We are still seeking the Green Party’s roster of candidates and the list of candidates who filed declarations of intent to run as independents...

Endorsement and Lawsuit News for January 6

HD28 special: Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Eliz Markowitz. HD92 open: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Jeff Cason to succeed the retiring Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). HD127: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) for...

Castro Suspends Campaign and Other News for January 2

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination. “It simply isn’t our time,” he said in a video message to supporters, noting that there was only a month left before the Iowa caucuses and “the circumstances of this...

Recent Election News for New Year’s Eve Eve

We have updated our Crib Sheets to remove Republican and Democratic candidates who did not file by the deadline. We have left in place a couple of candidates who are challenging administrative determinations that they are ineligible to seek the office for which they...