Criss Clarification and Sine Die Election News for May 27

To Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. SD11: Galveston attorney and former District Judge Susan Criss let us know that she is challenging Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood). We previously reported Criss...

Candidate and Legislation News for May 21

HD83: Snyder actress and transgender activist Addy Perry-Franks established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) as a Democrat. CD16: El Paso substitute teacher Jorge Artalejo established a campaign committee for a...

Lopez’s Late-filed Report Gives Him Financial Edge

HD125 special: Former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez’s late-filed campaign finance reports shows he raised $93K and spent $49K between January 1 and February 2. Lopez has $44K on hand. His largest contributors were: $5,000 – San Antonio energy executive William...

Ads, Endorsements and Campaign News for February 12

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins one week from tomorrow. LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a new ad focused on property taxes. The ad repeats visual cues and the “I won’t back down” tagline that appeared in a previous ad...

Study: Straight-party Voting Dictates Judicial Elections

Rice University’s Baker Institute released a research report examining the impact of straight-party voting on judicial elections in Texas, one of only two states that initially elects, and re-elects, its judiciary in partisan elections where voters have the option of...