Congressional Challenger and Local Election News for May 12

CD14: Dickinson Democratic activist Sanjanetta Barnes established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Pearland) as a Democrat. 705459 CD26: Denton attorney Neil Durrance established a campaign committee for a potential challenge...

Brief Election News for March 31

Voter Registration: Thursday is the deadline to register to vote for the May 4 uniform election. SD13: Houston commercial financier William Booher established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Borris Miles (D-Houston) as a Republican. CD14:...

Early Voting Numbers and Other News for October 27

Early voting turnout has officially surpassed total early turnout in 2014. Through the first five days of early voting, 2.43M people have voted in person and by mail in the 30 counties with the most registered voters. A little over 2.55M people voted during the entire...

Runoff Voided and Other News for October 5

Mission: Visiting Judge Bonner Dorsey voided the results of the June runoff in which Armando O’Caña ousted longtime Mayor Beto Salinas, 51%-49%. For two weeks, a series of witnesses testified, in varying degrees of clarity and consistency, about ways in which votes...

Abbott, Valdez Debate and Other News for September 28

The lone scheduled debate between Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and former Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D) was held Friday evening in an empty hall at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin. Guests of the campaign watched in an auditorium several floors below the candidates...

A Correction, Endorsements, Ads and News for September 26

SD5: First a correction. In yesterday’s report about the Univ. of Texas’s investigation of explicit text messages allegedly sent by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), we erroneously said an undergraduate student was the recipient of those alleged messages. She is...

Ads, Endorsements, Polls and News for September 24

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. October 9 is the deadline for Texans to register to vote to participate in November 6 general election. GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a new ad, “Keeping Texans Safe,” focused on border security and...

Debate(s) in Doubt and Other News for July 18

GOV: Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez has accepted an invitation to debate Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on October 8, a Monday, in Houston, and she challenged Abbott to join her. Abbott has previously agreed to a debate in Austin on September 28, a Friday. It previously...

One Beto Reaches 254, Another Fails to Reach 50

Note: This post has been updated since its original publication to correct an error. We overlooked the fact that 2014 Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Kathie Glass also visited all 254 counties during her campaign. We regret the error. SEN: With a visit to the...

Cloud, Bruun to Stress Turnout and Other News for May 29

CD27 open: Republican nominee Michael Cloud and his former runoff opponent Bech Bruun are expected to appear together at the Nueces Co. Republican Party headquarters for an announcement regarding the June 30 special election to fill the unexpired term of former U.S....