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...

Ad and Endorsement News for February 7

Early voting for the March 1 primary begins Monday. RRC (Likely R): The Dallas Morning News endorsed Dawayne Tipton (R) over Comm. Wayne Christian (R). SD11 open (Likely R): The Mayes Middleton (R) campaign released a new ad leading with former President Trump’s...

FBI Targets Cuellar and Other News for January 20

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the home and campaign office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) yesterday according to multiple news reports. In a statement, Cuellar said he “will fully cooperate in any investigation [and] is committed to ensuring that...

Brief Endorsement and Litigation News for January 6

LTGOV (Lean R): The Texas Medical Assoc. TEXPAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). AG (Lean R): Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) has petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to rule that he and his office have sovereign immunity from claims under the Texas Whistleblower Act. Two...

Endorsement and Fundraising News for January 5

SD11 open (Likely R): Texas Values Action endorsed Rep. Mayes Middleton (R). HD52 open (Lean R): Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Caroline Harris (R). CD8 open (Safe R): Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Christian Collins (R). CD35 open (Safe D): Austin council member...

Brief Election News for New Year’s Eve Eve

Happy New Year! AGRIC (Likely R): Former President Trump endorsed Comm. Sid Miller (R) for re-election. SD11 open (Likely R): Former President Trump endorsed Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville). HD19 open (Safe R): Retiring Rep. Terry Wilson (R-Granite Shoals)...