Endorsement, Ad and Election News for June 11

SD14 special: Texas AFT endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin). His campaign released a list of seven endorsements from members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus: Reps. Alma Allen (D-Houston), Rhetta Bowers (D-Rowlett), Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth), Barbara...

Endorsement, Ad and Other Election News for June 2

SD14 special: The campaign of Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) released a new ad featuring his children describing some of the policies he “fought” for in the House. In the TX House, I fought to save our local Planned Parenthood health center, took on the NRA and...

Pandemic Voting Guidelines Issued and Other News for May 26

The Secretary of State released guidance for in-person voting (PDF) for the July 14 runoff election. The “minimum recommended health protocols for all voters” directs voters, “to the extent feasible” to maintain social distancing, bring their own hand sanitizer,...

Paxton Petitions Supreme Court Over Mail Ballot Eligibility

Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to compel the early voting clerks of Cameron, Dallas, El Paso, Harris and Travis Cos. to reject requests for a ballot by mail “based solely on the generalized risk of contracting a virus.” District Judge Tim...

Abbott Extends Early Voting and Other News for May 11

Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the early voting period for the July 14 runoffs by one week. Early voting will begin June 29 (instead of July 6) and conclude July 10. In his proclamation, Abbott said it was necessary so that “election officials can implement appropriate...

SD14 Field Taking Shape as Filing Deadline Nears

SD14 special: Austin attorney Adam Loewy announced he would not seek the seat vacated by former Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). Austin physician Jeffrey Ridgeway established a campaign committee for the race. Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin); former Lago Vista council...

Waco Presses for May 2 Election and Other News for March 25

Waco, Midway ISD and Waco ISD have told the McLennan Co. elections office they plan to go forward with holding their general elections on May 2. Elections Administrator Kathy Van Wolfe advised the jurisdictions to delay the election to November and that her office may...