AP: 23K Absentee Ballots Couldn’t Be Counted

About one out of every eight absentee ballots cast in the March 1 primary election was rejected, according to a report by the Associated Press’s Paul J. Weber and Acacia Coronado. Nearly 23K absentee ballots were rejected, almost all of them because they did not meet...

Primary Night Delivers Some Drama, Lots of Runoffs

Note: We will not have percentages for some races, including all statewide races, because of delays in counting Harris Co.’s votes (and some others including Dallas and Tarrant Cos.). Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) cruised to their...

Lucio Resigns, Abbott Breaks Records Again

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) is resigning effective the end of the month. He informed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) of his intention via letter late last week. The letter provided no detail as to why Lucio would not be completing his full term. Lucio did not seek...

Filing Period Enters Home Stretch

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. GOV (Likely R): The campaign of former Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) released a new ad highlighting his conservative credentials....

Candidate and Redistricting News for October 14

HD37 open: San Benito licensed professional counselor and San Benito CISD board member Janie Lopez announced she would run as a Republican for what would be open HD37 as it is drawn in the plan approved by the House. HD38: Brownsville attorney Erin Gamez announced she...

Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...