7 New Candidates and Endorsement News for October 23

Early voting continues for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. HD36: Mission insurance agent Abraham Padron re-established his campaign committee for a potential Democratic primary rematch against Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. (D-Mission)....

Candidate, Endorsement and Speaker News for October 16

Early voting begins on Monday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special election. The League of Women Voters has created a Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide which explains each amendment, provides arguments for and against each and...

Day After Filing Deadline News, Updates and Corrections

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Corrections We corrected three mistakes...

Candidate Filing and Endorsement News for November 17

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. SD8 open: Texas Values Action endorsed Angela Paxton. Shannon McClendon Sen. Donna Campbell SD25: Dripping Springs attorney and...

Campaign News for November 2

Correction: On Tuesday, we erroneously reported that San Antonio business consultant Fernando Padron ran in the 2016 Democratic primary for Bexar Co. tax assessor-collector. He actually ran in the Republican primary. We regret the error and have updated the post and...

Election News for November 1

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election through Friday. Through Tuesday, the ninth day of early voting, less than 1.6% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties had cast ballots in person or by mail,...

Election News for October 22

Early Voting begins tomorrow for the November 7 general and constitutional amendment election. HD36: A federal judge ordered Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. (D-Palmview) to pay a $3M judgment after ruling against him last month in a legal malpractice case, reported The...

Redistricting Ruling and Local Endorsements for April 20

Redistricting: The maps drawn in 2011 for the Texas state house districts violate the U.S. Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act, the three-judge panel presiding over the redistricting lawsuits ruled. Intentional vote dilution, racial gerrymandering and...

Straight-ticket Voting in South and Far West Texas

We have explored the shifts in straight-ticket voting in several of the state’s largest counties and found significant Democratic gains, particularly in Republican-held state House seats, with some exceptions, notably in districts held by African-American Democrats....