Abbott by 6 and Candidate News for November 21

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’ Rourke, 45%-39%, in the latest UT-Tyler/Dallas Morning News poll (pdf). Abbott’s job approval rating is 49/41, which is lifted by his 88/14 rating among Republicans. Independents are on balance negative, giving...

Poll: Abbott and O’Rourke Statistically Tied

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) are statistically tied in a new poll (PDF) conducted by the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation, a finding largely demonstrating the balance of strong partisans within the state. Abbott leads O’Rourke,...

Candidate and Polling News for October 7

SD24 open: Castroville homebuilder Raul Reyes Jr. announced he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway). Reyes unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for CD23 in 2020, losing the runoff to eventual U.S. Rep. Tony...

Redistricting Session, Special Election Early Voting Begin

The Third Called Session of the 87th Texas Legislature convened today (Monday). The Senate Special Redistricting Committee will consider Senate Bill 4 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston), which would draw new Senate districts, and Senate Bill 7 by Huffman, which would...

RPT Chair West Draws Sword to Primary Abbott

State chair of the Republican Party of Texas and former one-term U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) announced he will challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in the primary. In a seven-minute announcement video, West speaks about legacies and the need to protect them before drawing...

Dems Aim to Register 2M Voters and Other News for June 8

The Texas Democratic Party announced a new $1.7M voter registration program, Project Texas, which aims to register 2M voters, which would be just about everyone who is eligible but not registered. The Democratic Party’s announcement included an estimate of 3M eligible...