Revisiting Runoff Night Storylines

A few days ago, we listed some storylines we’d be watching as the runoff election votes were tallied. Here we revisit those storylines and a couple of others from previous posts. Wayne Christian Christian or Gates? We knew one of the candidates was going to buck...

Primary Runoff Election Day Campaign News

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time across Texas tomorrow for the primary runoff election. Our live coverage will begin shortly after 7 p.m. RRC open: Former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) reported receiving $2.5K from the Texas Home School Coalition PAC...

Early Voting Ends and Other Campaign News for May 20

Early voting has concluded for Tuesday’s primary runoff election. In the state’s most populous counties, Republican turnout appears to be below 2012 and 2014, and Democratic turnout appears to be above 2012 and 2014. RRC open: Former Rep. Wayne Christian...

Absentee Voters’ Influence May Have Implications in Races

Through three days of early voting, fewer than 1.5% of registered voters have cast ballots by mail or in person in the primary runoff election in the state’s 15 most populous counties. Republican runoff turnout through three days is 60% below 2012 and 54% below 2014....

Hughes, Buckingham Hold Financial Advantages

The four Senate runoff candidates raised nearly $1.2 million combined since the March primary. In SD1, Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) out-raised Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) nearly 3-to-1 and outspent him 3-to-1. Hughes has a $123K advantage in cash on hand. In...

Campaign News for May 16

Yesterday was the deadline for primary runoff candidates to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports – our first look into their fundraising efforts since late February. These reports typically are made available online during the day today. Our Crib Sheets have been...

Early Voting Set to Begin and Other Campaign News

Early voting begins Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. RRC open: The San Antonio Express-News reiterated its endorsement of Gary Gates. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times endorsed Gates for the Republican nomination and Cody Garrett for the...

Campaign News for April 19

RRC open: The Texas Assoc. of Manufacturers MPACT endorsed former Rep. Wayne Christian. SD1 open: The David Simpson campaign released a list of 17 school superintendents who have endorsed him, including Longview ISD’s James Wilcox. The others are from Arp, Avinger,...

Campaign News for April 13

TREPAC Endorsements: The Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC announced its runoff endorsements: RRC open: Gary Gates SD1 open: Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) SD24 open: Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene) HD5 open: Cole Hefner HD18 open: Ernest Bailes HD27: Rep. Ron Reynolds...

RRC Endorsements and Ridesharing Works

RRC open: The Texas Assoc. of Business BACPAC and the Texas Propane Gas Assoc. endorsed former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center), joining the Texas Oil & Gas Assoc. Good Government Committee, which endorsed Christian late last month. Former candidate Ron Hale...

Campaign News for April 6

RRC open: Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) and former RRC Chair Michael Williams endorsed former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center). Former candidate Weston Martinez endorsed Gary Gates. Martinez finished fifth in the primary with 10% of the vote. SD1 open: Former Lt. Gov. Bill...

Campaign News for April 1

SD24 open: A temporary injunction against releasing records related to a 9-1-1 call to Rep. Susan King’s (R-Abilene) house in October will remain in place until after the general election, ruled District Judge Lora Livingston. King sued AG Ken Paxton, whose office...