Some Counties See Record Turnout as Early Voting Begins

Early voting has begun across Texas for the March 3 primary election and continues through February 28. Turnout is generally up for the Democratic primary over four years ago, with what appears to be record-setting numbers in Travis, Denton, Hidalgo, Montgomery and...

Day 1 of Early Voting Shatters Records

Early voting in person began today (Monday) and runs through November 2. In general, turnout was brisk, shattering records for gubernatorial general elections and even eclipsing the record-setting turnout of Day 1 in 2016, the last presidential election. Some...

O’Rourke Tops $10M and Other News for July 11

SEN: U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced his campaign raised more than $10.4M during the second quarter. He received donations “from 215,714 individual contributors, most of them from Texas, giving $15, $25, $50 bucks at a time,” O’Rourke said in a Facebook...

Candidate and Election News for December 1

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. AGRIC: Spring resident Richard Carpenter established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Comm. Sid Miller (R)...

Early Voting Ends and Other Election News for November 3

Early voting in person concluded today. Turnout in the state’s 15 most populous counties creeped past 2% by the end of yesterday. Through the first 11 days of early voting, less than 200K people voted in those counties out of 9.8M registered voters. This is less than...

Candidate Filing and Election News for October 25

The big news – the retirements of Speaker Straus and Chairman Cook – is covered here. HD127: Humble construction company executive Kyle Stephenson announced he would challenge Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) in the Republican primary. Stephenson established a campaign...