Endorsement, Ad and Appeal News for June 16

SD14 special: The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin). His campaign released a new ad criticizing former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt for resigning her office to seek the seat. The Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek posted a screen...

By the Numbers: First-place Candidates in Runoffs

82% Winning percentage of runoff candidates who finished 10% or more ahead of their challenger in the primary election since 2002. There have been 175 “open” primary runoff elections for state, legislative and federal offices since 2002, and the candidate who finished...

Revisiting Our Main Primary Election Storylines

Heading into last week’s primary elections, we outlined four principal storylines we’d be watching as the results came in. Final official results, and the results of any recounts and contests, are still to come, but we have answers to all the questions we...

Rodriguez Announces Senate Bid and Other News for March 8

SD14 special: As widely expected, Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) announced he would run in the special election to succeed Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), whose resignation is effective April 30. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has not yet ordered a special election. Section...

Primary Voters Deliver Sitton Shocker and Runoffs Aplenty

Slow reporting of numbers – early voting and Election Day – muddled some views that are normally clear much earlier in the evening, but we now have a fairly complete picture of the winners, losers and runoff participants. Vote percentages below are unofficial and as...

The Primary Election Storylines We’re Watching

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the primary election in Texas. Our live coverage of results and analysis will begin at about 7 p.m. CT and can be found at https://txelects.com/live/. Here are some of the storylines we’re watching. Fallen incumbents? At least five incumbent...

Few Surprises in Late-filed 8-day-out Reports

We look at some late-filed campaign finance reports and one race we accidentally overlooked yesterday. SD27: Sara Stapleton-Barrera raised $2K, spent $74K and increased her loan principal to $214K from $166K. She outspent State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez...