Endorsements Show the Love on Valentine’s Day (Eve)

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins Tuesday. Federal candidates’ pre-primary reports are due on February 20, and state candidates’ 8-day-out reports are due February 24. Tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for candidates to file for local offices on the...

Endorsement and Ad News for February 12

Friday is the deadline for candidates to file for local offices on the May 2 general election ballot. HD45: The Austin American-Statesman endorsed Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) and Bud Wymore (R) for their respective party’s nominations. HD47: The Austin...

Texas Election News for New Hampshire Eve

Early voting in person for the March 3 primary elections begins one week from tomorrow (Tuesday). SCCJ: The Dallas Morning News endorsed District Judge Amy Clark Meachum for the Democratic nomination to challenge Chief Justice Nathan Hecht (R). HD45: Texas Alliance...

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...

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...

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...

Independent Filings and Endorsement News for January 9

Forty-four candidates filed declarations of intent to run as an independent for U.S. Senate, Congress, the Texas Senate and the Texas House by the December 9 deadline. This is down from the 68 who filed declarations for 2018 but still much higher than the 15 who filed...

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...

Nevárez Announces Retirement and Other News for November 8

Rep. Poncho Nevárez (D-Eagle Pass) announced he would not seek re-election. “We talk about how important family and health is in all this, and as such my family needs me and I need them,” Nevárez said in a statement. “It is time to come home.” Rep. Poncho Nevárez...

Highlights of State Campaign Finance Reports

Most of 2019’s early money went to the 2022 ballot. July semiannual campaign finance reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state officeholders and candidates, including legislators and those running against them, and generally became available online today...