Endorsement and Recount News for March 14

LTGOV (Lean R): Mike Collier (D) was endorsed by 17 Democratic representatives, including North Texas Reps. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), Terry Meza (D-Irving) and Victoria Neave (D-Dallas). He faces Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) in the runoff. LAND open (Likely...

Revisiting Our Mostly Prescient Primary Storylines

Now that the dust has (almost) settled from the March 1 primary election, we like to go back and look at the storylines we were watching heading into Election Day. Statewides in Runoff or Runoffs? Turns out, it was runoffs. For the first time since 2002, more than one...

Primary Night Delivers Some Drama, Lots of Runoffs

Note: We will not have percentages for some races, including all statewide races, because of delays in counting Harris Co.’s votes (and some others including Dallas and Tarrant Cos.). Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) cruised to their...

Primary Storylines to Watch on Election Day

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Texas voters will cast ballots in the first-in-the-Nation primary election of this mid-term cycle. Our live coverage of results and analysis will begin at about 7 p.m. CT and can be found at txelects.com/live. Here are some of the storylines we’re...

Poll: Republicans +7 in Generic House Ballot

The political winds are blowing in favor of Republicans, who lead the generic ballot test for the state House of Representatives, 52%-45%, according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Texas at Tyler poll. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) also leads Democratic frontrunner Beto...

UT Poll: Abbott 47%, O’Rourke 37%

Early voting for the March 1 primary election is underway. GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads presumptive Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), 47%-37%, according to the latest Texas Politics Project poll from the Univ. of Texas. In the Republican primary,...

Polls: Abbott, O’Rourke Cruising to General Election

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Beto O’Rourke (D) comfortably leads their primary challengers and appears poised to win their respective nominations outright, according to the a pair of polls released this weekend. Abbott has the support of 58% of “all primary voters” and...