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Long Lines and Close Races Defined Super Tuesday in Travis County
The votes are in!
"...in a run-off for the Democratic nomination to face GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in November. But the count..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Candidates Step Gingerly Into Senate Special Election Fray
Eddie Rodriguez, Greg Casar, and Sarah Eckhardt all moving toward race to succeed Kirk Watson
"...As of press time, no GOP candidates have stepped forward to run for the seat,..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Final Results for Travis County's March 3 Democratic Primary Election
Numbers ONLY include Travis County voters
"...days. Here's what happened on the Dem side (the GOP primary is mostly boring this year); for statewide and..."

March 4, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Travis County Early Voting Results for the March 3 Democratic Primary Election
Numbers DO NOT include election day or non-Travis Co. votes
"...Here's what happened early on the Dem side (the GOP primary is boring this year); for statewide and multi-county..."

March 3, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

March Primary Election Coverage Live Blog
Travis County awaits Super Tuesday election results
"...Davis now takes on incumbent Chip Roy & big GOP money. https://t.co/KS3Ygx0rL4— Michael King (@PointAustin) March 4, 2020 It..."

March 3, 2020 News Post by News Staff

Anticipating the March 3 Election, a Few Numbers to Note
An update on Travis turnout, and the congressional money wars
"...a report). The interesting numbers are all on the GOP side, where former congressman and district-jumper Pete Sessions has..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Post by Michael King

GOP-led Effort Aims to "Save" Austin From the Unhoused
Initiative seeks to reinstate city’s prior, more stringent camping ordinances
"...become a wedge issue for Republic­ans from the county GOP to the Governor's Mansion to the White House. The..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Election Ticker: Final Laps Before E-Day
Countdown to Super Tuesday begins
"...Repub­lic­an primary for the State Board of Education, where GOP outlier Robert "Half-Cracked" Morrow is running to succeed retiring..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

As Kirk Watson Exits, a Special Election for Senator's Successor Looms
Three Democratic elected officials are considering the race
"...able, to run to succeed Watson. Right now, local GOP leaders have no candidate (they promise they'll find one)...."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison and Austin Sanders

Science-Based “314 Action” PAC Attacks Congressional Candidate for Her Legal Work
PAC pitches hardball against Shannon Hutcheson in TX-10 Race
"...Republican judges (fairly common among local lawyers in recent GOP-dominated years), means “She doesn’t share your values.” Hutcheson told..."

Feb. 26, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Energizes Crowd at Austin Rally
Sanders voices “absolute confidence” his campaign will win Texas
"...on the sale of assault weapons, and – skewering GOP “hypocrisy” when they claim to support limited government versus..."

Feb. 24, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...had "very good conversations" with Gov. Greg Abbott and GOP senators, he feels he's been successful in his career..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...10 divide Travis County in half (surprise!) between two GOP incumbents – in the southern D5, Mercer, who's retiring..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Balancing the Scales of Justice on Texas’ Most Important Courts
For the first time in years, Dems are running en masse for statewide judicial seats
"...describes himself as a "constitutional rights attorney." On the GOP side of the ballot, Bert Richardson is the vote..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

A Dem Sweep in Travis County Commissioners Court?
Four vie for a shot at Commissioners Court's last red seat
"...are hoping for the chance to flip the lone GOP-held seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court, as Precinct..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Kirk Watson Begins His Long Goodbye
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...had “very good conversations” with Gov. Greg Abbott and GOP senators, he feels he’s been successful in his career..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...10 divide Travis County in half (surprise!) between two GOP incumbents – in the southern D5, Mercer, who's retiring..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Balancing the Scales of Justice on Texas’ Most Important Courts
Dems run en masse for statewide judicial seats
"...describes himself as a "constitutional rights attorney." On the GOP side of the ballot, Bert Richardson is the vote..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...and her tireless campaign against Cornyn's complacent fealty to GOP priorities, and West has a stellar record as a..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Election Ticker: The March Toward March 3
Campaign finance numbers set Senate and congressional candidates ahead, leave others in the dust
"...not within bad-check distance. It's all relative, of course: GOP incumbent John Cornyn reported a cool $12.1 million in..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Top Down, Bottom Up
In a year of crucial elections, we need to be prepared
"...a few Republican senators, let alone half of the GOP caucus as required for removal, might defect – but..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Column by Michael King

Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo
Elizabeth Warren weighs in on the D.A. race
"...and late-filer Shiloh New­man) are running to succeed retiring GOP incumbent Gerald Daugh­erty. Soltes has resurrected 10-year-old ethics complaints..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Headlines
"...but lost the high-profile Fort Bend HD 28, where GOP businessman Gary Gates defeated Democrat Eliz Markowitz in a..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature

Election Ticker: From the Council Dais to Round Rock
Endorsements are rolling in for March 2020 Primary
"...C.A.'s Office could be more aggressive in fighting state GOP voter suppression. Referring obliquely to last year's dispute with..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

American People the Real Losers
"...is doing the people's work beside President Trump? The GOP and Dems are playing Washington war games and they've..."

Jan. 20, 2020 Postmarks

Dem Candidates Wendy Davis & Jennie Lou Leeder Take the Stage
South Austin “Indivisible” forum considers TX-21 race
"...Lou Leeder, sponsored by the district “Indivisible” activist group. GOP incumbent Chip Roy (invited) did not attend...."

Jan. 20, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Conservative Former Council Member Ellen Troxclair Now Has a Podcast
On her inaugural episode, former CM bemoans her experience on the liberal Council
"...While it's not quite as glamorous as her long-joked-about..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Punching Down in Our Names
Abbott’s refugee rejection confirms the triumph of Trumpism
"...few public statements supporting Abbott (nearly all from other GOP officials), most have roundly condemned his decision as both..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Column by Michael King

A Month-by-Month Guide to Election 2020 Madness
From local policy to the national election, we just want you to vote, OK?
"...can expect to hear from them. Is that scammy? GOP "voter fraud!" conspiracists like to say so, although the..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Take It From a Ninja ...
You know, you could just not say anything. Try that.
"...what Abbott wants is a return to the conventional GOP consensus on homelessness: heavy on maintaining public order and..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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