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...

Ads and Endorsement News for September 18

TXBIZ PAC: The Texas Assoc. of Business TXBIZ PAC released its slate of legislative endorsements for the general election. In general, the PAC endorsed Republican incumbents and open-seat nominees. Notably, the PAC endorsed Democratic challenger Julie Johnson over...

Additional Campaign Finance Results of Interest

We discovered additional campaign finance results of interest after our initial passes through the July semiannual reports today (Statewide, Legislature): LTGOV: Libertarian Kerry McKennon reported having $97K on hand, which is more than Democratic challenger Mike...

Big Bets in Key Races Revealed in 8-day-out Reports

After 5 p.m. today, the Texas Ethics Commission posted totals for the 8-day-out reports candidates filed on Monday. The actual reports are generally not yet available, but we were able to determine many candidates’ largest donors between January 26 and February 24. We...

Turnout Nears 5% and Other News for February 28

Early voting for the March 6 primary continues through Friday. Turnout lurched toward 5% today, the eighth day of the early voting period, in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. Both parties remain on pace to have their highest early voting turnout ever...

Endorsement and Campaign News for February 20

AGRIC: Comm. Sid Miller’s (R) campaign released a new video on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities featuring an endorsement by Maria Espinoza of the Remembrance Project. SD8 open: An internal poll conducted for the Angela Paxton campaign shows her with a 47%-32%...

Endorsement and Election News for February 16

Filing deadline: Today was the deadline for candidates to file for offices on the May 5 uniform election. Write-in candidates must file by Tuesday. Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. GOV: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R)...

Endorsement and Other Election News for February 14

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. Texas AFT COPE Endorsements: The Texas American Federation of Teachers PAC released its list of primary endorsements, which included two challengers of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). The union endorsed...

Endorsements, Ads and Other News for February 13

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released its first re-election ad focused on the Texas economy and business climate. LAND: The Dallas Morning News endorsed former Comm. Jerry Patterson (R) over...