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Candidate and Election News for February 20

HD64: Denton resident Angela Brewer established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger). We were unable to identify her conclusively. HD134: Houston attorney and law professor Ann Johnson re-established a campaign committee for a...

Voter List Hearing Begins and Other News for February 19

The federal hearing on the Secretary of State’s efforts to identify possible non-citizen voter registrations will continue tomorrow (Wednesday). During today’s hearing, an attorney representing the state said several county officials – not the state – may have...

Brief Election News for February 18

HD145 special: Former candidates Oscar Del Toro (3%), Elia de la Garza (3%) and Alfred Moreno (1%) endorsed Melissa Noriega for the runoff. Secretary of State: The San Antonio Express-News called on Secretary of State David Whitley to withdraw from the confirmation...

Whitley Apologizes for Non-citizen Voter Report

In a letter sent to all legislators, Secretary of State David Whitley apologized for the way his office handled an investigation into non-citizens potentially being registered to vote. “After close consultation with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the...

It’s HD125 Election Eve and Other News for February 11

HD125 special: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day. Five candidates are seeking to succeed former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio). We’ll have live coverage at https://txelects.wpengine.com/live/ beginning at 7 p.m. CST. Meanwhile, U.S....

Lopez’s Late-filed Report Gives Him Financial Edge

HD125 special: Former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez’s late-filed campaign finance reports shows he raised $93K and spent $49K between January 1 and February 2. Lopez has $44K on hand. His largest contributors were: $5,000 – San Antonio energy executive William...

Brief Election News for February 4

HD125 special: Through today (Monday), the eighth day of early voting, a total of 1,835 people have voted in person, amounting to around 1.8% of registered voters. Because Bexar Co. does not release ballot-by-mail totals until Election Day, turnout is likely above 2%...