Polls Show Close Race for CD24 and Other News for August 6

CD24 open (Toss Up): A pair of polls indicate a close race but differ widely on how set voters are in their choices. The Democrat-aligned House Majority PAC released a poll (PDF) showing Candace Valenzuela (D) leading former Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne (R), 47%-41%,...

Filing Period Set to Open for 2020 Candidates

Filing for the 2020 election begins tomorrow (Saturday). In Texas, candidates for county, state and federal elective office are nominated for the general election by their respective political parties unless they are running as an independent or write-in candidate....

Trump to Texas, Darby Files and Other Labor Day Weekend News

SEN: President Trump tweeted that he will come to Texas to support U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) re-election, holding a rally in “the biggest stadium in Texas we can find.” I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in...

Six File as Write-ins and Other News for August 21

Six individuals filed applications and signatures with the Secretary of State for congressional and legislative offices. CD3 open: Jeff Simmons CD5: Phil Gray CD16 open: Sam Williams CD29 open: Johnathan Garza HD109 open: Casey Littlejohn HD138: Demetrius Walker Later...

Brief Election News for July 19

SD19 special: Former Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) endorsed Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio). CD21 open: The Joseph Kopser (D) campaign released a poll commissioned by 314 Action showing Kopser trailing Chip Roy (R), 33%-27%, with Libertarian Lee Santos...

No, the General Election Ballot Is Not Yet Set

After Tuesday’s runoffs, we now know all of the Republican and Democratic nominees for the general election. We already knew all of the Libertarian Party’s nominees following their state convention. Collectively, these are the vast majority of candidates who will end...

Eleven Write-in Presidential Candidates Certified

The Secretary of State’s office has approved the write-in candidacies of 11 presidential candidates, including former Travis Co. Republican Party Chair Robert Morrow. The other approved candidates are Scott Cubbler, Cherunda Fox, Tom Hoefling, Laurance Kotlikoff,...

HD120: Making Sense of Confusing Election Cycle

Overlapping timelines and different slates of candidates in HD120 have confused many people, including the voters of the district. On the eve of the third election to affect HD120 this year, we will try to explain how we got here and where this is all headed. Barbara...