Brief Election News for March 5

SD14 special: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) has scheduled a Saturday morning “announcement regarding my decision whether to run” for the seat being vacated by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). In our experience, no one schedules an event to announce they’re not running....

Early Voting Nears Its End and Other News for February 26

Early voting continues through Friday for the March 3 primary election. Through yesterday (Tuesday), the eighth day of early voting, more than 400K people have voted in the Democratic primary and 320K people have voted in the Republican primary in the 15 counties with...

Endorsement and Other Election News for February 4

We reported highlights of candidates’ 30-day-out campaign finance reports in another post. Our Crib Sheets have been fully updated. RRC: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans endorsed Comm. Ryan Sitton (R) for re-election. HD76 open: El Paso Co....

Early Voting and Endorsement News for January 22

Early voting continues through Friday for the January 28 special runoff elections in HD28, HD100 and HD148. In HD148, just 258 people voted today (Wednesday), bringing the two-day total to 3K. So far, 78% of votes have been cast by mail, and the number of mail ballots...

Endorsement, Fundraising and Recount News for January 17

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously gave HD60 candidate Jon Francis someone else’s first name. We have corrected our story and regret the error. HD2: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed both of Rep. Dan Flynn’s (R-Van) primary challengers: Doc Collins and...

Brief Election News for January 12

Wednesday is the deadline for state and local (where required) candidates and officeholders to file their January semiannual campaign finance reports. They typically become available online during the next day. HD28 special: The Gary Gates (R) campaign released a new...

Endorsement and Lawsuit News for January 6

HD28 special: Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Eliz Markowitz. HD92 open: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Jeff Cason to succeed the retiring Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). HD127: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) for...

Judge Issues Restraining Order on Minor Party Filing Fees

A state district judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring state and Harris Co. officials from imposing filing fees on minor party candidates. District Judge Kristen Hawkins found that plaintiffs “would not have an adequate remedy at law and would suffer...