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):...

One-vote Margin Flips in HD47 and Other News for March 11

County election officials completed counting any overseas and provisional ballots by today (Wednesday) and uploaded their updated numbers to the Secretary of State. County parties canvass the primary vote tomorrow (Thursday). At that point, the vote totals become...

Cardnell Out and Other News for March 9

CD2: Democrat Elisa Cardnell has suspended her campaign. She received 31% of the vote in the primary and was set to face Sima Ladjevardian (48%) in the runoff. “After a hard look at the numbers, we do not have the resources and clear path to reach a majority in the...

Rodriguez Announces Senate Bid and Other News for March 8

SD14 special: As widely expected, Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) announced he would run in the special election to succeed Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), whose resignation is effective April 30. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has not yet ordered a special election. Section...

Endorsement, Fundraising and Recount News for January 17

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously gave HD60 candidate Jon Francis someone else’s first name. We have corrected our story and regret the error. HD2: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed both of Rep. Dan Flynn’s (R-Van) primary challengers: Doc Collins and...

Brief Election News for January 12

Wednesday is the deadline for state and local (where required) candidates and officeholders to file their January semiannual campaign finance reports. They typically become available online during the next day. HD28 special: The Gary Gates (R) campaign released a new...

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...