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Analysis of SD26 Special Runoff Election Voters

We have analyzed the voter rosters from the February special runoff election, January special election and 2014 primaries. Democratic primary voters were the largest bloc in both the special election and the runoff election, but they shrank, as a percent of total...

Election Update for March 4

We emailed this to our subscribers today: Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our latest update (No. 84-12). Highlights include: Abbott sets HD124 special election for March 31 Our analysis of SD26 voting rosters reveals sharp increase in Republican primary and...

Election Update for March 2

We emailed this to our subscribers today: Dear Subscriber, We are now less than a year away from the March 1, 2016 primary. A few things we wanted to share with you today: New Members. Reps.-elect Diego Bernal, John Cyrier and Leighton Schubert officially lose the...

Election Update for February 24

We sent this to our subscribers today: Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our latest update (No. 84-11). Highlights include: New date for Menendez swearing in ceremony, potential one for Cyrier Surging Walker in statistical tie with Cruz Border security and...

Election Update for February 20

We sent this to our subscribers today: Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our latest update (No. 84-10). Highlights include: Menendez swearing in set for Mar 5 Pair of bills restricting straight-ticket voting filed HD124 has first official candidate Tuesday’s...

Tuesday’s Runoffs Bucked Recent Trends

Tuesday’s runoffs sent four new members to the 84th Legislature and created yet another vacancy in the House: Jose Menendez defeated Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, 59-41, flipping the special election result in SD26 Leighton Schubert defeated Carolyn Bilski, 57-43,...

Election Update for February 16

Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our latest update (No. 84-09). Highlights include: Election Day is tomorrow for SD26, HD13, HD17 and HD123 Castro phone banks for Martinez Fischer Endorsement for Golemon Ivy Taylor files for re-election Villalba files bill...

Election Update for February 12

We emailed this to subscribers today: Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our latest update (No. 84-08). Highlights include: Turnout slightly higher in Bexar Co., HD17 as early voting concludes tomorrow Bexar Co. Democratic Chair endorses Martinez Fischer Austin Co....

Four Legislative Vacancies to Be Filled in Runoffs

Early voting has begun in Central Texas and San Antonio to fill four legislative vacancies created by two mayoral campaigns, a promotion to the Senate and an invitation to work with a former colleague in the Agriculture Department. Another special election will be...

Election Update for February 10

We emailed this to our subscribers tonight: Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our analyses of next week’s four runoff elections. Our Special Election Crib Sheet (See link below) has been updated with candidates’ runoff report information. A few things...

Election Update for February 4

We emailed this to our subscribers today: Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our latest update (No. 84-05). Highlights include: House Elections Committee appointed Gallup calls Texas “competitive” state Menendez releases negative ad as Martinez Fischer...