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...

Campaign News as Early Voting Begins

Early voting begins Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. Monday is the deadline for primary runoff candidates to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports – our first look into their fundraising efforts since late February. These reports...

Campaign and Endorsement News for May 10

RRC open: The Austin American-Statesman endorsed Gary Gates for the Republican nomination and declined to endorse for the Democratic nomination. SD24 open: The Dawn Buckingham campaign announced the endorsement of Blanco Co. Comms. Paul Granberg and James Sultemeier....

Campaign and Endorsement News for May 9

RRC open: The Dallas Morning News made no endorsement in the Republican runoff between former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) and Gary Gates. The paper endorsed Grady Yarbrough in the Democratic runoff. SD24 open: The Dawn Buckingham campaign released a new radio ad...

Campaign News for May 5

RRC open: The Gary Gates campaign announced the endorsements of Reps. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), Cindy Burkett (R-Sunnyvale), John Cyrier (R-Lockhart), Gilbert Pena (R-Pasadena), John Raney (R-College Station) and Ron Simmons (R-Lewisville). SD24 open: The Dawn...

Early Voting Ends and Other Campaign News for May 3

Early Voting has ended for the May 7 local elections and the HD120 and HD139 special elections. HD139: A total of 200 people voted in person and another 1,173 ballots by mail were returned during the nine-day early voting period. In Bexar Co., a total of 7,374 people...

Early Voting and Campaign News for May 2

Early voting: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the last day to vote early in person for the May 7 local elections and the HD120 and HD139 special elections. In Harris Co., a total of 158 people have voted in person and another 1,170 by mail in the HD139 special election through...

SD24: Buckingham Poll Shows Race in Statistical Tie

The Dawn Buckingham campaign released a poll from WPA Research showing her in a statistical tie with Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene). WPA finds Buckingham leading King, 35%-34%, with 31% undecided. Both candidates have nearly identical name identification (68% each) and...