Record-setting Early Voting Enters Second of Three Weeks

Early voting continues through October 30. Today (Monday) was the seventh day of early voting, which began last Tuesday. Turnout continues to be record-breaking. Through yesterday (Sunday), more than 4M Texans have already cast ballots in person or by mail statewide,...

Early Voting Begins for High Stakes Election

Early voting has begun across Texas for the November 3 general election and continues through October 30. By most accounts, turnout is off to a torrid start. The Harris Co. Clerk’s office tweeted that 128K people voted in person today, plus 41K absentee ballots...

Analysis of Competitive Tarrant Co. House Districts

When former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) edged out U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R), 49.9%-49.2%, in Tarrant Co., he became the first Democrat to win countywide since 1994. Despite the narrow loss, Cruz won every Republican-held district in 2018. Some of them were very...

Endorsement, Polling and Election Contest News for July 24

HD47 (Lean Democratic): Jennifer Fleck, who lost the Republican runoff to Justin Berry by nearly 1,100 votes, said she would file a lawsuit next week contesting the election results. HD67 (Toss-up): Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen) was endorsed by Allen Mayor Debbie Stout...

Voter Registrations Top 16M and Other News for January 21

More than 16.1M Texans are registered to vote – the largest number in state history – according to new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office. Since January 2016, the number of registered voters has grown by 14%, significantly higher...

Top Stories and Candidate News for October 12

Top News SEN: Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) announced he would not challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) in the Republican primary. PRES: Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s campaign announced he raised $4.5M during the third quarter. CD11 open: Former Midland council member...

Candidate Announcement and Other News for September 26

HD60 open: Graford rancher and veterinarian Glenn Rogers announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury). Rogers is a former Graford ISD trustee. HD94: Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) announced he would...

Hurd Announces Retirement and Other News for August 1

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) announced he would not seek re-election, becoming the third Republican member of Congress from Texas to do so. U.S. Rep.Will Hurd “I have made the decision to not seek re-election for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in...