Turnout Updates and More Late Endorsements for February 21

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. The early turnout numbers we report here are unofficial and subject to change. We noticed an increasing gap between the numbers a couple of counties have published to their websites and the...

Candidate, Endorsement and Speaker News for October 16

Early voting begins on Monday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special election. The League of Women Voters has created a Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide which explains each amendment, provides arguments for and against each and...

Flores Retiring and Other Election News for September 4

U.S. Rep. Bill Flores (R-Bryan) announced he would not seek re-election, becoming the fifth Republican in the Texas delegation to voluntarily leave Congress. U.S. Rep. Bill Flores “When I originally announced that I was running for Congress in 2009, I was firm in my...

Castro Passing on Cornyn Challenge and Other News for May 2

SEN: U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), who weeks ago seemed poised to enter the race, is no longer expected challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). He indicated to a Hearst reporter that he was “gonna pass” on the Senate race and if he ran for another office, it...

Brief Election News for March 31

Voter Registration: Thursday is the deadline to register to vote for the May 4 uniform election. SD13: Houston commercial financier William Booher established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Borris Miles (D-Houston) as a Republican. CD14:...

State and Local Election News for December 7

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on Monday. So far, at least 377 candidates have filed for statewide, legislative and board of education offices, and at least 167 have filed to represent Texas in Congress. This means about 30% of all...

SD13: Miles to Succeed Ellis

Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston) has been selected to replace Sen. Rodney Ellis on the November general election ballot by the Democratic precinct chairs residing in SD13. Miles prevailed, 49-30, over Rep. Senfronia Thompson by a standing division vote. Former Houston...

SD13: Decision Day Looms for Democratic Precinct Chairs

Democratic precinct chairs residing within SD13 will select a replacement nominee at a Saturday meeting at the CWA Hall in Houston. The meeting of 94 (or so) precinct chairs is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Four candidates have been confirmed as seeking the...

SD13 Endorsements, Internal Poll in CD23

SD13: Annie’s List endorsed Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston), one of its founding members. The Latino Labor Leadership Council endorsed Thompson. In a letter to the Houston Chronicle, HD23 candidate and former six-term Rep. Lloyd Criss (D-La Marque) endorsed...