Elections 2018


The Good News (and the Bad) for Beto O’Rourke in that Quinnipiac Poll

by | Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 17:42 CST
According to a poll, O’Rourke is within striking distance of Ted Cruz. But he’s got a problem: More than half of those polled don’t know who he is.

Beto’s Not the Only Texas Democrat with a Big-Dollar Haul

The year’s first quarterly reports are in — and many Democratic congressional candidates are giving Republicans a run for their money.

Beto O’Rourke’s Senate bid, centered on his live-streamed barnstorming through Texas, has caught fire among Democrats around the state — and the country. ...Read More

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Who is Mary Street Wilson?

Her first-place showing in the 21st Congressional District was perhaps the biggest surprise on primary night. Does she have what it takes to win the runoff?

Mary Street Wilson, a first-time candidate with little money behind her bid, said she never heard a word from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (D...Read More


Mixed Results for Berniecrats in Texas

It wasn’t a bad thing to be a Berniecrat candidate in the Texas Democratic primaries this year – but it wasn't a great thing, either.

UPDATE: A handful of candidates have been added to the list.  It wasn’t a bad thing to be a Berniecrat candidate in the Texas Democratic primaries this year....Read More


An Anti-Incumbent Mood for Democrats

Five House Democrats were either beat or forced into runoffs Tuesday.

A surprising number of incumbent House Democrats lost tonight, or are headed to runoffs. Here’s a run-down of five races where we saw upsets tonight: —Dawnn...Read More


Meet Mary Street Wilson, Underdog of the 2018 Texas Primaries

In a surprising turn of events, the candidate that raised the least amount of money and had the lower profile won the most votes in the Democratic primary for Congressional District 21.

Mary Wilson, a former math teacher running for Congressional District 21, raised a measly $40,000 over the last year. She had a handful of profiles in Science m...Read More