Campaign Finance Deadline and Other News for July 12

July semiannual and July quarterly campaign finance reports are due Friday for state and federal candidates and officeholders, respectively. The federal reports will become available in real time on Friday, and the state reports are expected to become available online...

59% Say Texas Is on ‘Wrong Track’ in New UT Poll

Three out of five Texans believe the state is on the wrong track, according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll. The 59% wrong track number is the highest in the 14-year history of the poll. Just 31% of respondents believe the state is heading in the...

Frazier Indicted on Two Felony Charges

Frederick Frazier, the Republican nominee for HD61 open (Likely R), has been indicted by a Collin Co. grand jury on two felony counts of impersonating a public servant. He was placed on administrative leave by the Dallas police department. The charges arose from a...

It’s Special Election Day in CD34

Polls are open until 7 p.m. CT today (Tues.) for the CD34 special election (Lean R). Our live coverage will begin at that time on the website and our Twitter feed. The winner will serve the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela’s (D-Brownsville) unexpired term....

Poll, Endorsement and Judicial News for May 11

Early voting for the May 24 runoff election begins Monday. AG (Lean R): Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) leads Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), 58%-31%, according to a new poll commissioned by Defend Texas Liberty PAC, virtually unchanged from its April poll. LAND open (Likely...

UT Poll: Abbott’s Lead Goes to 11

A new Univ. of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll shows Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, 48%-37%, a 1-point larger margin from the school’s February poll. Abbott’s favorability rating is 46/40 (+6) while O’Rourke is underwater at 38/47...

Super PAC Provides $5M Boost to South Texas Republicans

The Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC reserved more than $5M in advertising in the San Antonio market for CD28 ($3.9M) and CD15 ($2.2M). The Super PAC, which is aligned with U.S. House Republican leadership, announced a total of $125M in reservations, $111M of...

Poll: Abbott Over O’Rourke, Paxton Over Bush

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), 50%-42%, among “likely voters,” buoyed by a better than 2-to-1 advantages among white voters and independents, according to a new poll conducted for the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation. Abbott’s lead rises to...

Poll and Endorsement News for April 4

A new poll commissioned by Defend Texas Liberty PAC shows its endorsed candidates easily winning, or at least leading, their respective runoff opponents, by at least 24 percentage points. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) leads Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), 50%-39%, with undecided...

Republican Early Turnout Passes 2018 Pace

Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary elections. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the 10th day of the early voting period, statewide turnout is 4.01% for the Republican primary and 2.45% for the Democratic primary. A little...

Poll: Republicans +7 in Generic House Ballot

The political winds are blowing in favor of Republicans, who lead the generic ballot test for the state House of Representatives, 52%-45%, according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Texas at Tyler poll. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) also leads Democratic frontrunner Beto...