Eckhardt Sworn in and Other News for August 2

SD14: Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (D-Austin) was sworn in following Rep. Eddie Rodriguez’s (D-Austin) decision to withdraw from the special runoff election. There are now 10 women serving in the Texas Senate for the first time in state history. CD23 open (Lean Democratic):...

Early Voting Enters Final Week and Other News for July 6

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections continues through Friday. Polls were closed Friday and Saturday for the Fourth of July holiday, and it appears that fewer than 50 counties operated early voting sites yesterday (Sunday). We would...

LWV Runoff Guide Is Live and Other News for June 23

LWV Voter Guide: The League of Women Voters has published its voter guides for the July 14 runoff and SD14 special elections. Visit vote411.org to receive a personalized voter guide for your address. SD14 special: Black Austin Democrats endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez...

Cole Bucks Travis Co. Delegation, Backs Eckhardt

SD14 special: Rep. Sheryl Cole (D-Austin) endorsed former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt (D). Three other members of the Travis Co. delegation – Reps. Gina Hinojosa (D-Austin), Donna Howard (D-Austin) and Celia Israel (D-Austin) have previously endorsed Rep. Eddie...

Endorsement, Ad and Appeal News for June 16

SD14 special: The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin). His campaign released a new ad criticizing former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt for resigning her office to seek the seat. The Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek posted a screen...