UT/TT Poll: Hegar and Someone Headed to Runoff

M.J. Hegar leads the 12-person Democratic field of U.S. Senate candidates, and she is the only candidate with double-digit support (22%), according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF). The next six candidates were all within the poll’s margin of error of...

Biden Doubles Up Rivals and Other News for February 2

Joe Biden has twice the support as any other Democratic candidate in Texas but would still narrowly lose the state to President Trump, according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Texas-Tyler poll. Biden is the first choice of 38% of respondents “who identify as...

Endorsement and Lawsuit News for January 6

HD28 special: Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Eliz Markowitz. HD92 open: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Jeff Cason to succeed the retiring Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). HD127: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) for...

Recent Election News for New Year’s Eve Eve

We have updated our Crib Sheets to remove Republican and Democratic candidates who did not file by the deadline. We have left in place a couple of candidates who are challenging administrative determinations that they are ineligible to seek the office for which they...

Filings at Near Record Pace and Other News for December 11

For the second consecutive election cycle, more Texas statewide offices, legislative seats and congressional seats are being contested by Democrats than Republicans, according to our quick analysis of preliminary candidate filing data. Of the 211 such seats on the...