Primary Runoff Election Day Campaign News

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time across Texas tomorrow for the primary runoff election. Our live coverage will begin shortly after 7 p.m. RRC open: Former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) reported receiving $2.5K from the Texas Home School Coalition PAC...

Early Voting Ends and Other Campaign News for May 20

Early voting has concluded for Tuesday’s primary runoff election. In the state’s most populous counties, Republican turnout appears to be below 2012 and 2014, and Democratic turnout appears to be above 2012 and 2014. RRC open: Former Rep. Wayne Christian...

Absentee Voters’ Influence May Have Implications in Races

Through three days of early voting, fewer than 1.5% of registered voters have cast ballots by mail or in person in the primary runoff election in the state’s 15 most populous counties. Republican runoff turnout through three days is 60% below 2012 and 54% below 2014....

Early Voting Set to Begin and Other Campaign News

Early voting begins Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. RRC open: The San Antonio Express-News reiterated its endorsement of Gary Gates. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times endorsed Gates for the Republican nomination and Cody Garrett for the...

Campaign and Endorsement News for May 9

RRC open: The Dallas Morning News made no endorsement in the Republican runoff between former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) and Gary Gates. The paper endorsed Grady Yarbrough in the Democratic runoff. SD24 open: The Dawn Buckingham campaign released a new radio ad...

Meyers Pulls Voter ID Suit and Endorsement News

Voter ID: Judge Lawrence Meyers, the lone Democrat currently holding state office, has withdrawn a lawsuit he filed to overturn the Voter ID law. The suit is not related to a federal lawsuit before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Oral arguments are scheduled...

Campaign News for May 5

RRC open: The Gary Gates campaign announced the endorsements of Reps. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), Cindy Burkett (R-Sunnyvale), John Cyrier (R-Lockhart), Gilbert Pena (R-Pasadena), John Raney (R-College Station) and Ron Simmons (R-Lewisville). SD24 open: The Dawn...

Early Voting and Endorsement News for April 25

Early Voting: A total of 816 people voted in person today in Bexar Co. for the first day of early voting. More than a quarter of those ballots were cast at the Fair Oaks Ranch City Hall. In Harris Co., 23 people voted in person today in the HD139 special election, but...

Campaign News for April 13

TREPAC Endorsements: The Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC announced its runoff endorsements: RRC open: Gary Gates SD1 open: Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) SD24 open: Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene) HD5 open: Cole Hefner HD18 open: Ernest Bailes HD27: Rep. Ron Reynolds...