Election News for Memorial Day Weekend

Early voting begins Tuesday in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. The 86th Legislature adjourns sine die tomorrow (Monday). LTGOV: Addressing the continued rumors that he may join the Trump Administration, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he will seek...

Runoff Election Updates and Other News for March 4

HD125 special: Early voting began today (Monday) for the special runoff election between Fred Rangel and former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez. A total of 845 people voted in person on the first day. It took four days  to reach this total for last month’s...

State’s Top Leaders Set New Campaign Finance Records

On the day he was inaugurated to a second term, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) set new campaign finance records: Abbott reported having $18.3M cash on hand, which is not only the highest post-election figure ever for a Texas state official or candidate, but also more than the...

Key Statewide and Senate Race Campaign Finance Results

Opposed state and legislative candidates were required to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports include contributions received and expenditures made between September 28 and October 27. We are in the process of updating our Crib...

UT/TT Poll: Cruz by 6, Abbott by 19

A new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll finds U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leading U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), 51%-45%. Libertarian nominee Neal Dikeman polls at 2%. The poll finds other statewide Republicans leading their respective challengers: Greg Abbott (R)...

Endorsements, Polls and Ads for October 23

GOV: The Beaumont Enterprise and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R). LTGOV: The Waco Tribune-Herald and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). AG: The Marshall News-Messenger endorsed...

Newspaper Endorsement News for October 20

LTGOV: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). Courts: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Justice Jeff Brown (R) and Democratic challengers Steven Kirkland over Justice Jimmy Blacklock (R) and R.K. Sandill...