Endorsement, Confirmation and Other News for May 18

SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) accused U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) of using a “racist dogwhistle” when the incumbent’s campaign referred to West as “Restful Royce.” A spokesperson for Cornyn’s campaign said there was no racist intent as the term was meant to mock...

Abbott Extends Early Voting and Other News for May 11

Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the early voting period for the July 14 runoffs by one week. Early voting will begin June 29 (instead of July 6) and conclude July 10. In his proclamation, Abbott said it was necessary so that “election officials can implement appropriate...

SD14 Field Taking Shape as Filing Deadline Nears

SD14 special: Austin attorney Adam Loewy announced he would not seek the seat vacated by former Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). Austin physician Jeffrey Ridgeway established a campaign committee for the race. Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin); former Lago Vista council...

Endorsement and Other News for May 6

HD25 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Cody Vasut in the Republican runoff over Ro’Vin Garrett. The group did not endorse in this race for the primary. HD26 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Jacey Jetton in the Republican runoff over...

UT/TT Poll: Trump Leads Biden by 5 Points

President Trump leads presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 49%-44%, among registered voters, according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF). Trump led Biden in a hypothetical matchup by 7 points in the November 2019 UT/TT poll and by 4 points in the...

Summary of Key April Quarterly Campaign Finance Reports

Today (Wednesday) was the deadline for federal officeholders and candidates to file their April quarterly reports. For most candidates, these reports disclose contributions received between February 13 and March 31. We have updated our Crib Sheet for key races, except...

Brief Election News for Quarterly Report Eve

Campaign Finance: Federal officeholders and candidates are required to file their April quarterly reports tomorrow (Wednesday). These reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 12 (for most filers) and March 31. The national...

SD14 Election Set and Other Election News for March 16

SD14 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered a July 14 special election to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), who is resigning effective April 30. Abbott declined to set the election to coincide with the May 2 uniform election, citing the...