Abbott Raises $1.1M and Other Campaign News for February 5

State candidates with primary opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports today. These reports cover contributions received and expenditures made during the first 25 days of 2018. Most of these reports will not be available until tomorrow, but...

Election News for January 18

We’ve updated our Crib Sheets with additional campaign finance report filings. Almost every candidate has now filed a report. LTGOV: Former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff (R) endorsed challenger Scott Milder over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). AGRIC: Former Gov. Rick Perry...

SCOTUS to Hear Texas Redistricting Cases

This post has been updated since we issued our Breaking News alert. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a pair of Texas redistricting cases during its current spring term. The state appealed lower court rulings invalidating two congressional and nine state House...

Analysis: North Carolina’s Partisan Gerrymandering Ruling

A three-judge federal panel unanimously ruled that North Carolina’s most recent redistricting plan constituted an invidious* partisan gerrymander that violated the First Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Election Clause (Art....

Redistricting Update and Other Election News for January 9

Redistricting: The U.S. Supreme Court will once again consider the state’s redistricting case at its conference on Friday. Meanwhile, a three-judge federal panel ruled that Tennessee’s congressional map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander and ordered new maps...

Election News for January 7

Redistricting: The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as early as tomorrow whether it will hear the state’s appeal of federal court rulings invalidating two of the state’s congressional and nine state House districts. The case was scheduled to be considered as part of...

Election News for January 4

Redistricting: During its conference tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if it will hear the state’s redistricting lawsuit. The state appealed a federal district court’s ruling invalidating two Texas congressional districts. In September, SCOTUS stayed that...

Election News for December 20

Certified Candidates: The state’s political parties were required to submit their certified lists of candidates to the Secretary of State yesterday. We have matched those final lists to our Crib Sheets. However, we have not yet received a final list of...

Election and Candidate News for October 27

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election through November 3. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Redistricting: The state of Texas filed its formal appeal (PDF) with the U.S. Supreme Court of a...