Non-primary Voters Heavily Backed Flores Over Sanchez

U.S. Rep.-elect Mayra Flores (R-Los Indios) received more than 70% of the vote from non-primary voters, while Democrat Dan Sanchez received less than 25%, according to our analysis of CD34 special election voting rosters. We estimate Flores’s margin among non-primary...

Recount and Republican Party Convention News for June 18

Tonight (Sat.) is runoff Election Day for a number of municipalities and other local governments. We will cover significant races tomorrow (Sun.). HD60 (Safe R): A recount of votes in Parker and Stephens Cos. confirmed Rep. Glenn Rogers’s (R-Graford) runoff victory...

Recounts to Begin Next Week in CD15, CD28 Runoffs

Early voting for the June 14 special election for CD34 (Lean R) concludes tomorrow (Fri.). As of yesterday (Wed.), just over 11K people have voted early in person (81%) or by mail (19%), representing 2.8% of registered voters. Slightly less than three quarters of all...

Flores Posts Huge Fundraising Edge for Special Election

Early voting continues for the June 14 special election for CD34 open (Lean R) through June 10. Candidates for that special election were required to file pre-special election reports today (Thurs.) if they meet the reporting thresholds. These reports disclose...

8% Runoff Turnout Among Highest Since Poll Tax Era Ended

Just over 1.4M Texans – 8.1% of registered voters – cast ballots in the primary runoff election, according to unofficial results reported by the Secretary of State’s office. Republican voters nearly out-numbered Democratic voters 2-to-1. A total of 927K votes were...

Recount and Runoff Endorsement News for March 28

AG (Lean R): Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner endorsed Joe Jaworski (D) in the runoff over Rochelle Garza. HD23 open (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Patrick Gurski (R) in the runoff over Terri Leo-Wilson. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription....

Endorsement and Recount News for March 14

LTGOV (Lean R): Mike Collier (D) was endorsed by 17 Democratic representatives, including North Texas Reps. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), Terry Meza (D-Irving) and Victoria Neave (D-Dallas). He faces Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) in the runoff. LAND open (Likely...

Campaign Announcements and New Party News for June 29

SD17: Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) announced she would seek re-election. HD4: Rep. Keith Bell (R-Forney) announced he would seek re-election. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS NEWS & ANALYSIS FOR JUST...

SD30 Special Election Set and Other News for August 23

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered an emergency special election (PDF) for September 29 to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper), who has resigned effective January 4, 2021. Fallon is the Republican nominee for CD4. The...

Eckhardt Sworn in and Other News for August 2

SD14: Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (D-Austin) was sworn in following Rep. Eddie Rodriguez’s (D-Austin) decision to withdraw from the special runoff election. There are now 10 women serving in the Texas Senate for the first time in state history. CD23 open (Lean Democratic):...