Legislative Challengers and Re-election News for June 27

HD2: Royse City financial services businessman and 2016 Republican primary candidate Bryan Slaton is asking for endorsements via social media for another race against Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van), who won last year’s primary, 51%-49%. HD14: Bryan resident and Democratic...

Endorsement News for September 28

TLR Endorsements: The Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC announced its endorsements for the general election. All but one of the endorsed candidates are Republicans, and all but one of them running for statewide or legislative office have a Democratic opponent and are...

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...

Johnson Sworn In and Other Campaign News for May 19

Rep. Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) was sworn in today at Houston City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner administered the oath of office with Johnson’s new colleague, Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston), standing nearby. Johnson faces Kimberly Willis in Tuesday’s...

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....

Campaign News for May 11

SEN: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he would seek re-election in 2018 and reactivated his federal Ted Cruz for Senate campaign committee. AG: The Ken Paxton campaign released a 4-minute video, “I’m Standing and Fighting,” in which Paxton denies the criminal charges against...

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...

Early Voting and Campaign News for May 2

Early voting: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the last day to vote early in person for the May 7 local elections and the HD120 and HD139 special elections. In Harris Co., a total of 158 people have voted in person and another 1,170 by mail in the HD139 special election through...