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Endorsement News for February 9

RRC open: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Lance Christian and Lon Burnam for the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively. SC: The Texas Civil Justice League PAC endorsed incumbents Debra Lehrmann (SC3), Paul Green (SC5) and Eva Guzman (SC9). Texas Right...

Endorsement News for February 8

PRES: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans and Texas Values Action endorsed Ted Cruz. RRC open: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and San Antonio Express-News endorsed Gary Gates. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram endorsed former Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth). SC3:...

State Bar Releases Poll Results

The State Bar of Texas released the results of its 2016 judicial poll. Participating members of the State Bar of Texas choose a preferred candidate for each office regardless of political party. All incumbents finished in first place for their respective statewide...

Endorsement News for February 5

PRES: Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. RRC open: SREC member and longtime GOP activist Rhonda Lacy endorsed John Greytok. SC3: Former Gov. Rick Perry endorsed challenger Michael Massengale, who he appointed to the First Court of Appeals...

Endorsement News for February 1

RRC: State Tejano Democrats endorsed former Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth). SC3: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Justice Debra Lehrmann. Young Conservatives of Texas endorsed challenger Michael Massengale. SC5: Young Conservatives of Texas endorsed challenger Rick...

Endorsement News for January 27

Texas Medical Assoc.: The Texas Medical Assoc.’s TEXPAC announced its primary endorsements today. While the group predominantly endorsed incumbents, it chose to endorse five challengers: Michael Massengale for SC3 Hugh Shine for HD55 Scott Fisher for HD92 Andrew Piel...

Some Surprises in Tarrant County GOP Straw Poll Results

The Tarrant Co. Republican Party released results from the straw poll it conducted at today’s candidate fair in Arlington: PRES: Ted Cruz 40%, Donald Trump 27%, Marco Rubio 9%, Rand Paul 5%, Ben Carson 4%, Jeb Bush 3% CD6: Joe Barton 57, Steven Fowler 37 CD26:...

Initial Thoughts on Statewide Campaign Finance Reports

Statewide office-holders not on the ballot in 2016, led by Gov. Greg Abbott ($7.1 million raised, $22.5 million on hand) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick ($2.1 million raised, $7.6 million on hand) raised more than $11.6 million and have $42 million on hand, much more than...

TAB Endorsements Released

The Texas Association of Business’ BACPAC announced its primary endorsements. For the most part, the group endorsed Republican incumbents. Challengers endorsed by the group include: SC3: Michael Massengale over Justice Debra Lehrmann HD55: Former Rep. Hugh Shine over...

Endorsement News for January 6

HOSPAC: The Texas Hospital Assoc. PAC recently released its complete list of 2016 endorsements. The PAC endorsed most incumbents, but it also endorsed three challengers: HD4: Former Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) over Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman) HD92: Scott Fisher...

Update for January 5

We emailed this to our subscribers tonight: Dear Subscriber, The March 1 primary is eight weeks away. Attached please find our analysis of the SD26 runoff election vote and its implications for the Democratic primary rematch between Sen. Jose Menendez and Rep. Trey...

Election Update for October 27

We emailed this to our subscribers today: Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our latest update (No. 84-37). Highlights include: Early voting continues Campaign finance update for HD118, Houston mayor New Presidential poll has Carson and Trump tied, Cruz in 3rd...