Endorsement News for October 23

PRES: Calling her the “least objectionable choice,” the Beaumont Enterprise endorsed Hillary Clinton. The Bryan-College Station Eagle “reluctantly” endorsed Clinton. The Galveston Daily News endosed Clinton, “which is the newspaper’s first endorsement of a Democratic...

Other Campaign Finance Highlights

We previously covered the 30-day-out reports for most competitive and potentially competitive House races. Since we published it, we became aware of a mistake with HD144. We erroneously used Rep. Gilbert Peña’s (R-Pasadena) July semiannual report in our...

Campaign and Election News for September 26

PRES: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who chairs Donald Trump’s campaign in Texas, announced a “Texas Strategic Advisory Board,” which includes former Gov. Rick Perry as honorary co-chairman and several state and legislative leaders: Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller Railroad Comm....

Campaign News for September 19

Voter ID: U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos sided with the Voter ID suit plaintiffs who argued that state election officials were misleading voters about court-ordered remedies to the Voter ID law. She ordered the state to accurately describe the procedures a...

Campaign News for September 1

SD19: The San Antonio Express-News’s Patrick Danner reported that Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) has amended his 2015 personal financial statement to disclose a $40K loan he had received from FourWinds Logistics, a now bankrupt frac sand trading company, in 2014....

Revisiting Runoff Night Storylines

A few days ago, we listed some storylines we’d be watching as the runoff election votes were tallied. Here we revisit those storylines and a couple of others from previous posts. Wayne Christian Christian or Gates? We knew one of the candidates was going to buck...

Primary Runoff Election Day Campaign News

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time across Texas tomorrow for the primary runoff election. Our live coverage will begin shortly after 7 p.m. RRC open: Former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) reported receiving $2.5K from the Texas Home School Coalition PAC...

Early Voting Ends and Other Campaign News for May 20

Early voting has concluded for Tuesday’s primary runoff election. In the state’s most populous counties, Republican turnout appears to be below 2012 and 2014, and Democratic turnout appears to be above 2012 and 2014. RRC open: Former Rep. Wayne Christian...

SD24: Early Voting Turnout Highest in Taylor Co.

Updated May 21: We inadvertently included all of Taylor Co.’s voters in this analysis and have corrected it to acknowledge that a portion of Taylor Co. is outside of SD24. We regret the error. More people have voted early in the Republican runoff in Taylor Co....

Johnson Sworn In and Other Campaign News for May 19

Rep. Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) was sworn in today at Houston City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner administered the oath of office with Johnson’s new colleague, Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston), standing nearby. Johnson faces Kimberly Willis in Tuesday’s...

SD24: Mailer Attacking King Quotes Nonexistent Group

A mailer sent to SD24 voters includes an “endorsement” from Dangerous Refugees for King, which of course does not exist. The “group” thanks Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene) for “really open[ing] Texas’s door for us dangerous refugees...

Hughes, Buckingham Hold Financial Advantages

The four Senate runoff candidates raised nearly $1.2 million combined since the March primary. In SD1, Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) out-raised Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) nearly 3-to-1 and outspent him 3-to-1. Hughes has a $123K advantage in cash on hand. In...