Endorsement and Other Election News for June 15

Today (Monday) was the deadline to register to vote for the July 14 runoff and special elections. HD25 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Cody Vasut in the Republican runoff over Ro’Vin Garrett. HD26 open: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Matt Morgan in the...

Endorsement, Ad and Election News for June 11

SD14 special: Texas AFT endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin). His campaign released a list of seven endorsements from members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus: Reps. Alma Allen (D-Houston), Rhetta Bowers (D-Rowlett), Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth), Barbara...

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...

SD14 Election Set and Other Election News for March 16

SD14 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered a July 14 special election to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), who is resigning effective April 30. Abbott declined to set the election to coincide with the May 2 uniform election, citing the...

One-vote Margin Flips in HD47 and Other News for March 11

County election officials completed counting any overseas and provisional ballots by today (Wednesday) and uploaded their updated numbers to the Secretary of State. County parties canvass the primary vote tomorrow (Thursday). At that point, the vote totals become...

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...

Cardnell Out and Other News for March 9

CD2: Democrat Elisa Cardnell has suspended her campaign. She received 31% of the vote in the primary and was set to face Sima Ladjevardian (48%) in the runoff. “After a hard look at the numbers, we do not have the resources and clear path to reach a majority in the...

A Few Final Twists to a Chaotic Primary Night

Final numbers are trickling in from the last counties and precincts. Nearly all of what we knew late last night is still true, although the numbers may have wobbled a bit. A few developments breaking this morning: In the Democratic race for U.S. Senate, Cristina...

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...