By the Numbers: First-place Candidates in Runoffs

82% Winning percentage of runoff candidates who finished 10% or more ahead of their challenger in the primary election since 2002. There have been 175 “open” primary runoff elections for state, legislative and federal offices since 2002, and the candidate who finished...

Revisiting Our Main Primary Election Storylines

Heading into last week’s primary elections, we outlined four principal storylines we’d be watching as the results came in. Final official results, and the results of any recounts and contests, are still to come, but we have answers to all the questions we...

Primary Voters Deliver Sitton Shocker and Runoffs Aplenty

Slow reporting of numbers – early voting and Election Day – muddled some views that are normally clear much earlier in the evening, but we now have a fairly complete picture of the winners, losers and runoff participants. Vote percentages below are unofficial and as...

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...