8% Runoff Turnout Among Highest Since Poll Tax Era Ended

Just over 1.4M Texans – 8.1% of registered voters – cast ballots in the primary runoff election, according to unofficial results reported by the Secretary of State’s office. Republican voters nearly out-numbered Democratic voters 2-to-1. A total of 927K votes were...

Runoff Candidates Raise More Than $17M for Final Push

State candidates facing runoffs were required to file their runoff campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 10 and May 14. Most reports were available online today (Tuesday), and...

Special Election and Endorsement News for April 12

CD34 special (Lean R): Ahead of tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) filing deadline, three candidates have filed: South Padre Island nurse Juana Cantu-Cabrera (R), who finished fourth in the March primary with 7% of the vote Los Indios respiratory care practitioner Mayra Flores...

Poll and Endorsement News for April 4

A new poll commissioned by Defend Texas Liberty PAC shows its endorsed candidates easily winning, or at least leading, their respective runoff opponents, by at least 24 percentage points. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) leads Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), 50%-39%, with undecided...

Abbott, AFL-CIO Issue Runoff Endorsements

AG (Lean R): The Texas AFL-CIO endorsed Joe Jaworski (D) in the runoff over Rochelle Garza. The union did not endorse in the primary. LAND open (Likely R): The Texas AFL-CIO endorsed Jay Kleberg (D) in the runoff over Sandragrace Martinez. The union previously...

Recount and Runoff Endorsement News for March 28

AG (Lean R): Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner endorsed Joe Jaworski (D) in the runoff over Rochelle Garza. HD23 open (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Patrick Gurski (R) in the runoff over Terri Leo-Wilson. HD52 open (Lean R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed...

Primary Night Delivers Some Drama, Lots of Runoffs

Note: We will not have percentages for some races, including all statewide races, because of delays in counting Harris Co.’s votes (and some others including Dallas and Tarrant Cos.). Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) cruised to their...