Dems Aim to Register 2M Voters and Other News for June 8

The Texas Democratic Party announced a new $1.7M voter registration program, Project Texas, which aims to register 2M voters, which would be just about everyone who is eligible but not registered. The Democratic Party’s announcement included an estimate of 3M eligible...

RPT Chair West Resigns as Buckingham Eyes Land Office

Former one-term Florida congressman Allen West won’t complete the first half of his first term as chair of the Republican Party of Texas. He submitted his “irrevocable resignation” today (Friday), presumably to run for governor, Congress or another office. He will...

Bush Announces Primary Challenge of Paxton

As expected, Land Comm. George P. Bush (R) announced he would challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). At a campaign kickoff event in Austin, Bush called Paxton “a career politician” who has “brought way too much scandal and too little integrity to this office.” But a...

Ray Seeks Rematch and Other News for May 24

Early voting is underway in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections. Tarrant Co. saw just over 7K in-person voters today (Monday), about two thirds of which are registered in Fort Worth. Just over 1K votes were cast by Arlington voters. Less than 3K people voted...

Early Voting and Census Data News for April 25

Early voting for the May 1 general and special elections runs through Tuesday. Through today (Sunday), just over 50K have voted in person in Tarrant Co., including 17K in Fort Worth, 15K in CD6, 9K in Arlington and 5K in Southlake. Nearly 6K mail ballots have been...

Early Voting and Special Election News for April 22

Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of early voting, just over 11K people have voted in the CD6 special election, corresponding to roughly 2.4% of registered voters...

Spiller Wins HD68 Runoff Election

Jacksboro attorney David Spiller (R) defeated Craig Carter (R), 62%-38%, in today’s (Tuesday) special runoff election to serve the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Spiller won all but three of the district’s 22 counties. He took 85% of the vote...

Special Election News for February 21

HD68 special: Just under 1K people voted early in person or by mail through Friday, the end of an abbreviated and weather-challenged early voting period. Outstanding mail ballots will likely push total early votes above the previous low of 1,037 for the 2016 special...

Weather-challenged Early Voting Ends in HD68

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously said Tuesday’s special runoff election for HD68 was Saturday. It is indeed Tuesday. HD68 special: Early voting concluded today (Friday) as North Texas continued to dig out of this week’s winter storms. Through...

Early Voting in HD68 Hampered by Winter Weather

Like many Texans, we were knocked offline for a while during the past week because of the winter weather. We hope each of you is safe, warm and healthy. HD68 special: Winter weather crippled early voting, which ends tomorrow (Friday). According to data posted by the...