Trump Swipes at Roy, West Swipes at Patrick

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R) will make a long-shot bid to become the next Republican Conference chair, challenging the presumptive candidate, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Roy had been considering entering the race to be a conservative alternative for members who...

Poll: Voter Fraud, McConaughey Fever Real to Many

Early voting for the May 1 general and special elections begins tomorrow (Monday) and runs through April 27. UT-Tyler Poll: Two out of every seven registered voters “believe there is widespread voter fraud in Texas,” while a slim majority believe “there is not,”...

Granger, Price Endorse Wright and Other News for March 8

CD6 special: U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price endorsed Susan Wright, who released a list of an additional 49 endorsements. DMN/UT-T Poll: A slim majority of Texans approve the way Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is handling his job, and fewer...

Canvasses, Concessions and a 2022 Congressional Candidate

Counties are beginning to canvass the election results, which will make them official at the county level and open the period for any recounts to be requested or challenges to be filed. Counties and local jurisdictions must conduct their canvass by Tuesday. Gov. Greg...

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...