Powell Suspends Re-election Campaign

Note: This report has been updated since our breaking news alert. Sen. Beverly Powell (D-Burleson) has suspended her re-election campaign after legal efforts to restore SD10 to its Tarrant Co.-only configuration failed. Her name will not appear on the general election...

Revisiting Our Mostly Prescient Primary Storylines

Now that the dust has (almost) settled from the March 1 primary election, we like to go back and look at the storylines we were watching heading into Election Day. Statewides in Runoff or Runoffs? Turns out, it was runoffs. For the first time since 2002, more than one...

Primary Night Delivers Some Drama, Lots of Runoffs

Note: We will not have percentages for some races, including all statewide races, because of delays in counting Harris Co.’s votes (and some others including Dallas and Tarrant Cos.). Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) cruised to their...

Early Turnout Crosses 2% and Other News for February 17

Early voting for the March 1 primary election continues through February 25. Statewide, early voting turnout was just over 2% of registered voters through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of the early voting period. Campaign Finance: Today (Thursday) was the...

Newspaper Endorsement News for February 6

Early voting for the March 1 primary begins a week from tomorrow (Monday). GOV (Likely R): The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Beto O’Rourke (D) for their respective party’s nominations. AG (Lean R): The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Eva...

Endorsement News and a Correction for January 4

Correction: Yesterday, we reported Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola) had endorsed Ben Bius to succeed him in HD12 (Safe R). All of that is true except the “succeed him” part – Bius is challenging Rep. Kyle Kacal (R-College Station) in HD12. Leman is not seeking re-election to...

Election Eve Candidate and Endorsement News

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day across the state. In HD118 (Special), former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) faces Frank Ramirez (D) for the unexpired term of former Rep. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio). Lujan is seeking his second special election win for the seat...