The first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 election season will be held August 6 on Fox News. With a record 17 serious GOP candidates, the organizers of the first two debates (Fox News and CNN) have announced that participation… Continue Reading
On the last Sunday of the first half of the year, Argentina closed the books on the provincial elections in five of its seven provinces with significant petroleum and/or natural gas production and reserves. In Argentina, which like the United… Continue Reading
On November 3, and about a month later in a near-certain December runoff, Houston voters will cast ballots to choose the city’s next mayor for a two-year term. However since Houston’s adoption of term limits in 1991, all mayors have… Continue Reading
Under Argentina’s federal constitution and jurisprudence, the provincial governments play a prominent role in the development and management of the country’s substantial energy resources. As a result, the outcomes of local elections in Argentine provinces with large oil and natural gas reserves are consequential for energy and energy service companies, with no provincial election more important than yesterday’s in the province of Neuquén, where the rich Vaca Muerta formation is located. Continue Reading
The current field of announced and likely candidates in the 2015 Houston mayoral race is the largest and strongest in the last 35 years. There are six candidates (former Democratic congressman Chris Bell; councilman Stephen Costello; Harris County Sheriff Adrian… Continue Reading
Data from eight University of Texas/Texas Tribune Polls conducted among registered voters between May of 2011 and June of 2014 allow us to estimate the mean ideological position of the voting public in 20 of the state’s 21 most populous counties — counties which combined contain almost three-fourths (73 percent) of the Texas population. Continue Reading
Who participates in the Republican primary and comprises the 5.5 percent with whom Rep. Villalba is at odds on many issues? Data compiled by Labels & Lists based on voter files and other ancillary data provide us with a partial window on these influential voters who play a Texas-sized role in determining the direction of politics and public policy in the Lone Star State.