Luther, Springer Head to Runoff

Pilot Point salon owner Shelley Luther and Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) are headed to a runoff to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Luther edged out Springer for first place by 164 votes, 32.2%-31.9%. Democrat Jacob Minter came in third with...

SD30 Special Election Set and Other News for August 23

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered an emergency special election (PDF) for September 29 to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper), who has resigned effective January 4, 2021. Fallon is the Republican nominee for CD4. The...

Eckhardt Still Under 50% and Other News for July 17

SD14 special: Travis Co. officials counted an additional 1,308 absentee ballots. About 1K provisional ballots await further action by the people who voted them. Former Travis Co. Judge Sarah Eckhardt (D) inched closer to a majority vote but remains below 50%. She is a...

Vela Out of SD14 Race and Other Brief News for March 17

SD14 special: Attorney Chito Vela III announced he would not seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Auston) and would instead run for Austin council if council member Greg Casar vacates his seat to run for SD14. Casar would automatically resign from the...

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...

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...

Endorsement and Other Election News for February 4

We reported highlights of candidates’ 30-day-out campaign finance reports in another post. Our Crib Sheets have been fully updated. RRC: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans endorsed Comm. Ryan Sitton (R) for re-election. HD76 open: El Paso Co....