Spiller Wins HD68 Runoff Election

Jacksboro attorney David Spiller (R) defeated Craig Carter (R), 62%-38%, in today’s (Tuesday) special runoff election to serve the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Spiller won all but three of the district’s 22 counties. He took 85% of the vote...

Special Election News for February 21

HD68 special: Just under 1K people voted early in person or by mail through Friday, the end of an abbreviated and weather-challenged early voting period. Outstanding mail ballots will likely push total early votes above the previous low of 1,037 for the 2016 special...

Weather-challenged Early Voting Ends in HD68

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously said Tuesday’s special runoff election for HD68 was Saturday. It is indeed Tuesday. HD68 special: Early voting concluded today (Friday) as North Texas continued to dig out of this week’s winter storms. Through...

Early Voting in HD68 Hampered by Winter Weather

Like many Texans, we were knocked offline for a while during the past week because of the winter weather. We hope each of you is safe, warm and healthy. HD68 special: Winter weather crippled early voting, which ends tomorrow (Friday). According to data posted by the...

Early Voting Underway for HD68 Runoff in Some Locations

HD68 special: An abbreviated early voting period began today (Tuesday) for the February 23 special runoff election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster), but winter weather closures appeared to keep many polling locations open for limited...

Abbott Designates Election Integrity as Emergency Item

During his State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) made election integrity an emergency item, which gives the Legislature the ability to consider legislation on the matter prior to the 60th day of the session. Other emergency items were rural broadband...

Spiller, Carter Advance to Runoff in HD68

Jacksboro attorney and Jacksboro ISD trustee David Spiller will face Nocona boot manufacturer Craig Carter in a runoff election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Both are Republicans. Spiller at times flirted with an outright win but...

Early Voting Ends in HD68 and Other Inauguration Day News

HD68 special: Early voting concluded yesterday (Tuesday) for Saturday’s special election. A total of 3,756 people voted in person (90%) or by mail (10%) through that day, representing 3.7% of registered voters across the 22 counties. The five largest counties – Cooke...