Key Statewide and Senate Race Campaign Finance Results

Opposed state and legislative candidates were required to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports include contributions received and expenditures made between September 28 and October 27. We are in the process of updating our Crib...

Sen. Flores Sworn in and Other News for October 12

SD19: Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) was sworn in today (Friday) during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. Flores defeated former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) in last month’s special runoff election, which was triggered by the resignation of former Sen....

A Correction, Endorsements, Ads and News for September 26

SD5: First a correction. In yesterday’s report about the Univ. of Texas’s investigation of explicit text messages allegedly sent by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), we erroneously said an undergraduate student was the recipient of those alleged messages. She is...

Key Legislative Race Campaign Finance Highlights

State candidates and officeholders were required to file their July semiannual campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports include contributions received and expenditures made between the last date covered by a report and June 30. The reporting period...

Election News for July 21

Filing Deadline: Today was the deadline for independent candidates for state and federal offices to file their applications and signatures with the Secretary of State. Nearly 70 candidates filed declarations of intent by the December 2017 deadline. Historically, very...

Identifying Districts in Play This November, Part 1

Today we begin our exploration of districts that may be in play in the general election by examining a metric we call “relative performance factors,” which measure the partisan lean of a district relative to the state. Two dozen Texas congressional and...

Election News for April 4

Deadlines: Tomorrow (Thursday) is the deadline to register to vote for the May 5 uniform and special elections. Also, 30-day-out campaign finance reports are due for candidates running in jurisdictions that require them, including the three candidates running in the...

Uresti Convicted and Other Election News for February 22

Uresti Verdict: Jurors found Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) guilty of all 11 felony counts including wire fraud, securities fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with a bankrupt frac-sand company and its executives. A co-defendant was also...

Endorsement and Election News for February 16

Filing deadline: Today was the deadline for candidates to file for offices on the May 5 uniform election. Write-in candidates must file by Tuesday. Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. GOV: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R)...