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30 Races Shift Toward Republicans in Our Final Ratings

Our final update to our 2022 race ratings shifts 30 races toward the Republicans and none toward the Democrats. Based on lagging turnout, especially in areas and among demographics key to Democratic successes in 2018 and on a significant Republican financial advantage...

New Ads and Endorsement News for February 9

Early voting for the March 1 primary begins Monday. AG (Lean R): The National Rifle Assoc. endorsed Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R), who received an A+ grade from the group. The group rated his primary challengers Land Comm. George P. Bush (R) as A, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert...

Ad, Endorsement and Special Election News for January 25

LTGOV (Lean R): Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) campaign released a new ad, “Promise,” featuring former President Trump’s endorsement and a familiar pickup truck. SD25 (Likely R): Sen. Donna Campbell’s (R-New Braunfels) campaign released a new ad, “HealthCare,” focusing on...

Redistricting Prepares to Take the Stage

The Third Called Session of the 87th Texas Legislature convenes at noon tomorrow (Monday). Redistricting and a handful of other items are on Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) proclamation (PDF) calling the session. Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) pre-filed Senate Bill 4, that...

TLR Endorses Wray, del Rosal

HD10 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) to succeed now-U.S. Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie). HD114 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Luisa del Rosal (R) for the seat being vacated by Rep. John Turner...

Trump Endorses Abbott and Other News for June 1

Early voting ended today (Tuesday) in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections and began in jurisdictions holding June 12 runoff elections. GOV: Former President Trump endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for re-election. “No Governor has done more to secure the Border...

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...