Endorsement, Ad and Poll News for October 8, Plus an Arrest

SC6 (Lean Republican): The Dallas Morning News endorsed Justice Jane Bland (R). HD67 (Toss Up): Rep. Jeff Leach’s (R-Allen) campaign released a new ad, “Unfit,” criticizing Democratic challenger Lorenzo Sanchez on law enforcement issues. HD92 open (Lean Republican):...

Endorsement, Ad and Indictment News for September 24

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Early voting ends tomorrow (Friday) for the September 29 special election. Through yesterday (Wednesday), nearly 34K people have voted early in person or by mail. RRC open (Lean Republican): Democratic nominee Chrysta Castañeda’s...

Criss Clarification and Sine Die Election News for May 27

To Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. SD11: Galveston attorney and former District Judge Susan Criss let us know that she is challenging Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood). We previously reported Criss...

Early Voting, Polling and Voter Fraud News for April 25

Early voting continues through Tuesday in most jurisdictions participating in the May 4 uniform election. Generally speaking, turnout is light across the state: In Dallas Co., turnout is just north of 2% through the first four days. Turnout exceeds 5% in around three...

Senate Approves ‘Election Integrity’ Bill

The Senate approved Senate Bill 9 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) on a 19-12 vote (probably party-line, but we do not have the official vote tally). It was amended nine times, and five amendments failed adoption. The Senate has not put those amendments online as of...

SEN Primary Fight Speculation and Other News for April 11

SEN: Politico’s James Arkin looked at the prospect of a “prolonged, fractious nomination fight” between U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio); M.J. Hegar, the 2018 Democratic nominee for CD31; and Houston council member Amanda Edwards. None of those candidates have...

Beto Makes It Official and Other News for March 14

Ending months of speculation, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump (R). He is the second prominent Texan in the Democratic race, joining former San Antonio Mayor and U.S. Housing and...

Campaign and Election News for March 11

HD125 special: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the special runoff election for the seat vacated by former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D). Republican Fred Rangel (38%) faces Democrat Ray Lopez (19%). The 18.6 percentage point gap between the runoff...