Filing and Endorsement News as Turkey Day Approaches

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this holiday week to be a fairly quiet one, and many party offices will be closed beginning Wednesday. Our Crib Sheets have the latest information of who has...

Talarico Sworn in and Other News for November 20

HD52: Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) was sworn in today to fill the remainder of former Rep. Larry Gonzales’s (R-Round Rock) unexpired term. Talarico won the special election on the same day he was elected to a full term beginning in January. HD108: The Secretary...

Not Everything Is Settled A Week After the Election

A week has passed since the general election. Today was the deadline for voters who cast provisional ballots to cure whatever discrepancy prevented them from casting a regular ballot. It was also the deadline for military and overseas ballots to arrive in order to be...

Recounts, Removal Petitions and Other News for June 4

Early voting concludes tomorrow (Tuesday) for June 9 local runoffs and continues until June 12 for June 16 local runoffs. Primary Turnout: Eight states hold primary elections tomorrow (Tuesday), which will bring the total primaries to date to 21. Texas currently ranks...

HD105: Recount Confirms Anderson Win

Dallas Co. election officials concluded their recount of the HD105 race and confirmed Rep. Rodney Anderson’s (R-Grand Prairie) 64-vote win over Democratic challenger Terry Meza. It was the sixth-closest general election for a legislative seat since 1992, but it...

HD105: Recount Extends to Second Day

Dallas Co. elections officials did not complete the recount today (Monday). They will reconvene at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) to continue the process. Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) received 64 more votes than Democratic challenger Terry Meza out of more than...

HD105: Meza Files for Recount

Democratic challenger Terry Meza has filed a petition for recount, according to her campaign’s Facebook page. The latest results from Dallas Co. indicate she drew closer to Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) when provisional and overseas ballots were...

Campaign News for June 16

HD54 open: A recount confirmed Scott Cosper’s victory over Austin Ruiz in the May 24 runoff. Cosper’s 43-vote margin on Election Day narrowed to 39 in the recount. Cosper faces Harker Heights nurse Sandra Blankenship in the general election. PRES: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick...

HD128: Recount Confirms Cain’s Narrow Win

Harris Co. election officials completed their recount of the HD128 primary runoff election. Briscoe Cain defeated Rep. Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) by 23 votes. In a statement, Smith said he had “no regrets” and would continue to represent the district until...