Abbott Endorses Kitzman’s Challenge of Stephenson

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed former Waller Co. Comm. Stan Kitzman (R) in the runoff over Rep. Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton), one of four Republican legislators forced into runoffs this cycle. Abbott is at least the third statewide election official to endorse Kitzman,...

UT Poll: Abbott’s Lead Goes to 11

A new Univ. of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll shows Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, 48%-37%, a 1-point larger margin from the school’s February poll. Abbott’s favorability rating is 46/40 (+6) while O’Rourke is underwater at 38/47...

Super PAC Provides $5M Boost to South Texas Republicans

The Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC reserved more than $5M in advertising in the San Antonio market for CD28 ($3.9M) and CD15 ($2.2M). The Super PAC, which is aligned with U.S. House Republican leadership, announced a total of $125M in reservations, $111M of...

Early Voting, Ad and Endorsement News for April 26

Early voting continues for the May 7 general, special and constitutional amendment elections. Around 1% of Texas registered voters cast ballots in person or by mail through Monday, the first day of early voting, in the constitutional amendment election. Because there...

Revisiting Our Mostly Prescient Primary Storylines

Now that the dust has (almost) settled from the March 1 primary election, we like to go back and look at the storylines we were watching heading into Election Day. Statewides in Runoff or Runoffs? Turns out, it was runoffs. For the first time since 2002, more than one...

Primary Voters Set Records for Turnout, Not Turning Out

Texas saw record turnout for last night’s (Tuesday’s) gubernatorial election, and it also saw record levels of non-participation. Some votes remain to be counted, but turnout numbers are expected to rise outside of rounding errors. Just shy of 3M Texans cast a ballot...

Primary Storylines to Watch on Election Day

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Texas voters will cast ballots in the first-in-the-Nation primary election of this mid-term cycle. Our live coverage of results and analysis will begin at about 7 p.m. CT and can be found at txelects.com/live. Here are some of the storylines we’re...

Republican Early Turnout Passes 2018 Pace

Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary elections. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the 10th day of the early voting period, statewide turnout is 4.01% for the Republican primary and 2.45% for the Democratic primary. A little...