Filings at Near Record Pace and Other News for December 11

For the second consecutive election cycle, more Texas statewide offices, legislative seats and congressional seats are being contested by Democrats than Republicans, according to our quick analysis of preliminary candidate filing data. Of the 211 such seats on the...

Filing and Turnout News for Deadline Eve

Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the March 3 primary ballot as a Democrat or Republican, or to be eligible to receive the nomination of the Green or Libertarian Parties at their conventions. It is also the deadline for candidates...

Candidate Filing News for December 4

Monday is the deadline for candidates to file for spots on the March 2020 primary ballot and minor party nominating conventions. Our Crib Sheets show candidates’ filing status. At least 458 candidates have filed for federal, statewide and legislative office so far. As...

Filing Period Enters Final Full Week

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this to be a busy week, and we would not be surprised if a third of all candidates file on the last day. Our Crib Sheets will keep track of candidates of whose...

Election News on Campaign Finance Eve

Campaign Finance Reports are due tomorrow (Monday) for federal, state and local (where required) officeholders and candidates. Federal officeholders and candidates will file July quarterly reports, which disclose contributions received and expenditures made between...

Brownsville, Port Arthur Voters Elect New Mayors

Runoffs continued to be dangerous places for incumbents on Saturday as voters in a handful of local jurisdictions settled the last few races left undecided by the May 4 elections: In Brownsville, Trey Mendez won the open mayoral runoff, 59%-41%, over Charlie Cabler....

Candidate and Legislation News for June 11

Early voting ended today (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 15 and continued in jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 22. In Abilene, just under 4K people voted early in the P5 runoff between incumbent Kyle McAlister and...

Sheffield Draws 2 Challengers and Other News for June 4

Early voting has concluded in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8 and continues in jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 15. Turnout in Dallas Co. inched about 6% with more than 50K ballots cast, nearly all in person. Today (Tuesday) was the...