Conaway Set to Retire and Other News for July 30

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) has announced a press conference in Midland tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. CDT, at which he is expected to announce he will retire. Conaway is serving his seventh term. Nationally, he would be the fifth Republican retiring so far...

Quick Takes on the Runoff Election

A few quick takes on tonight’s election results: Lupe Valdez defeated Andrew White, 53-47, to claim the Democratic nomination. The first Democratic gubernatorial runoff since 1990 failed to draw much buzz. Turnout was the lowest ever for a Democratic...

Runoff Storylines We’ll Be Watching Tomorrow

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time across the state as voters determine the final major-party nominees for the general election. Here are some of the storylines we will be watching as the evening unfolds: Looking for a Wave: Democrats are deciding...

State Runoff Candidates Raise $4.3M Since Primary

State candidates (and local candidates where required) on the May 22 primary runoff election ballot were required to file their runoff reports on Monday. Most of them became available online today. These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made...

Endorsement and ‘Every Vote Counts’ Moments for May 7

HD4 open: The Texas Assoc. of Business BIZPAC endorsed Keith Bell in the Republican runoff over former Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman). HD107: Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) endorsed Deanna Metzger in the Republican runoff over Joe Ruziclka. CD2 open: Former Gov. Rick...

Phillips to Resign and Other News for April 27

HD62 open: Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) has submitted a letter of resignation effective Monday. “After deciding not to seek re-election, I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve our state in different capacity: as a district judge,” Phillips said. He won...

Endorsement and Other Election News for April 10

HD4 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman) over Keith Bell. HD13 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Ben Leman in the Republican runoff and special election over Jill Wolfskill. CD5 open: Vice President Mike Pence...

Primary Election Toplines

It’s after 2 a.m., and another primary election is now in the record books, or will be when those last 97 boxes are counted. We wanted to highlight a few facts and observations about the election tonight. We will go into more detail in the coming days. For now,...

Election News on the Eve of Early Voting

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins tomorrow. Poll Numbers A new UT/Texas Tribune poll suggests statewide incumbents have significant leads over their primary rivals, but voters remain fairly divided about their job performance: GOV (R): Gov. Greg...