One Week Left to File and Other News for December 2

One week remains for candidates to file for spots on the March 2020 primary ballot and minor party nominating conventions. See our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. There are 30 incumbents that we expect are seeking re-election for whom we have not seen...

Identifying Districts Potentially in Play, Part 6

Back in July, as part of our series of analyses identifying districts potentially in play, we found that a challenging party’s candidate raised at least half as much as the incumbent party’s candidate in 90% of the Texas legislative and congressional seats that were...

Key House Race Campaign Finance Results

Note: This report has been updated since we issued our Breaking News alert. State, legislative and local (where required) candidates facing general election opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. Most of those have become...

Texas Drops to 30th and Other Election News for August 7

Primary Turnout: Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington held primary elections today. Preliminary results show turnout in all four states exceeded the turnout in Texas, dropping the state to 30th out of the 36 states that have held primaries so far this year. Three...

Key Legislative Race Campaign Finance Highlights

State candidates and officeholders were required to file their July semiannual campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports include contributions received and expenditures made between the last date covered by a report and June 30. The reporting period...

Independents Certified and Other News for June 27

The Secretary of State has certified eight independent candidates for the November general election ballot. All but one of the certified candidates are seeking congressional seats: Scott Cubbler of Houston for CD2 Benjamin Hernandez of Houston for CD9 Kesha Rogers of...

SD19, Independent Candidate Filing Update

SD19 special: Pleasanton retired game warden Pete Flores and San Antonio real estate agent Carlos Antonio Raymond filed as Republicans for the special election to fill the remaining two-plus years of former Sen. Carlos Uresti’s (D-San Antonio) term. Flores received...

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,...

Endorsement and Other Election News for February 14

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. Texas AFT COPE Endorsements: The Texas American Federation of Teachers PAC released its list of primary endorsements, which included two challengers of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). The union endorsed...

Endorsement News for February 9

Early voting in person for the March 6 primary begins in 10 days. Early voting begins on a Tuesday this year because Monday, February 19 is a federal holiday. SD30: Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) endorsed Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) over Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls)....