Lucio Resigns, Abbott Breaks Records Again

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) is resigning effective the end of the month. He informed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) of his intention via letter late last week. The letter provided no detail as to why Lucio would not be completing his full term. Lucio did not seek...

Israel Launches Mayoral Bid and Other News for January 11

Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) announced she would run to succeed term-limited Mayor Steve Adler. Israel, who did not seek re-election, had been exploring the race since September, and her formal announcement had been expected. Real estate agent and former council...

Thanksgiving Candidate and Endorsement News

Happy Thanksgiving! The filing period for partisan nomination for the 2022 elections continues through December 13. Our Crib Sheets are updated frequently as we learn of new campaign committees, candidate filings and announcements. GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R)...

Candidate Entries and Exits and Other News for October 20

Early voting continues for the November 2 constitutional, general and special elections. SD31 open: The Kevin Sparks (R) campaign released a new ad, “One Election,” touting Trump’s endorsement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzIl6ZPj6RA HD19/HD73: Rep. Kyle...

Early Voting Ends and Other Election News for July 10

Note: This report has been updated to correct an erroneous reference to 2014 turnout. Early voting in person ended today (Friday) for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections. Through yesterday (Thursday), 532K people have voted in the Democratic runoff...

UT Poll Has Trump Up by 4 and Other News for July 2

A new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll finds President Trump leading presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 48%-44%. “Independents,” comprising 12% of respondents, preferred Trump, 41%-27%, with nearly a third undecided. The poll found a 10-point gap...