Is June too soon? 2022 elections off to early start in Texas Houston Chronicle Wallace, J – Houston Chronicle

The calendar may say June, but what promises to be a bruising 2022 election cycle is unofficially underway in Texas, with candidates and potential candidates already crisscrossing the state, hitting up their supporters for money and testing campaign slogans. Billboards for Republican Don Huffines for governor dot the interstates as Texans head to the beach … Read more

Texas Democrats cannot give up on the 2022 elections – UT News – UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

If you were surprised by recently completed legislative session’s focus was on far-right social issues – permit less gun carry, fetal heartbeat abortion restrictions, curbs on teaching race in public schools, transgender athletes, and voting restrictions – and not on definitive solutions to the breakdown of our energy grid, be prepared for even more in … Read more

Manila’s $25bn traffic headache looms as 2022 election issue – Nikkei Asia

MANILA — With the Duterte administration’s ambitious program to modernize public transit networks in the Philippines falling far behind schedule, addressing notorious traffic congestion around the capital will likely emerge as a major campaign issue ahead of next year’s presidential election. Scores of commuters excitedly waited for a train at Antipolo station on its opening day on July … Read more

Trump, voting access defining 2022 midterm election outlook – Roll Call

Midterm elections have patterns, but the political calculus we use needs a little adjusting sometimes. A delayed redistricting cycle, former President Donald Trump’s influence over key Senate and House races and changes to several states’ voter access laws make the 2022 campaign particularly hard to gauge. Nathan L. Gonzales, elections analyst for CQ Roll Call, joins … Read more