By: Nicole Choate
On March 6, Texas will hold the first statewide primary of
the Trump era, an election sure to be scrutinized as a national
barometer of both Democratic enthusiasm and how
grassroots conservatives view the GOP after a historic
and, at times, chaotic year in control. The Texas Tribune
is here to provide you with comprehensive and thoughtful
The following resources are available to you for free
• The 2018 Primary Candidate List at: https://apps.
texastribune.org/2018-texas-primary-candidates/ — Including
the U.S. Senate, the Texas Legislature, the State
Board of Education and statewide offices in Texas.
• Elected Officials Directory at: https://www.texastribune.
org/directory/— This database includes elected
officials’ bios, contact information, previous election results,
as well as financial disclosures.
• Ross Ramsey’s Texas 2018 Hotlist at: https://
most-competitive-races/ — The most competitive
races in this year’s election according to Tribune Executive
Editor Ross Ramsey.
• Ross Ramsey’s Columns at: https://www.texastribune.
org/about/staff/ross-ramsey/ — A crowd favorite,
this thrice-weekly column by Texas Tribune Executive
Editor Ross Ramsey, a veteran state Capitol observer,
breaks down Texas politics.
• Congressional Campaign Filings and Analysis at:
filings — A closer look at how much Texas candidates
raised in the state’s hottest U.S. House primaries.
• On-air talent — Expert Texas Tribune reporters
for radio or TV interviews. Email nchoate@texastribune.
org to schedule a live or recorded hit.
• Poll results — Access results of the latest University
of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Topics include the
#Metoo movement, the Russia investigation, how the
Texas Republican Party feels about President Trump and
Available on March 6:
• Election Scoreboard — The Texas Tribune’s embeddable
election scoreboard returns for the 2018 primaries.
• Live Election Desk — Provide your audiences
with ongoing election coverage by sharing the Texas Tribune’s
Live Election Desk in your Facebook feed, on Twitter
or embedding the livestream in an article. Throughout
the night, Tribune reporters will occasionally come onto
the livestream for five to 10-minute stand-ups with Texas
Tribune reporter Alana Rocha. Between stand-ups, we’ll
keep the camera rolling to show the latest Texas primary
results while social media manager Bobby Blanchard answers
questions from viewers. This feature will be embeddable
in the evening on March 6. An embed code will be
available in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for
Election Night Map — The latest version of our primary
election map will visualize how candidates are performing
in some key Texas races throughout the night
• Top News Feature — A quick take, continually
updated, on what we’re looking at as the election results
come in: Who’s ahead in big races, where the turnout is
and what’s surprising us.
• The Texas Tribune will be calling the winners in
races as election results become available. See texastribune.
org or follow @TexasTribune on Twitter.
Election results will be posted in real time at texastribune.
Available on March 7:
• Tune in to — or attend — a live recording of the
Post-Primary Election TribCast on Wed., March 7 at the
Austin Club in downtown Austin. Doors open for coffee
and networking at 7:30 a.m. and the conversation begins
promptly at 8 a.m. The event will be livestreamed.
For more information and to RSVP visit texastribune.org/
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nonpartisan public media organization whose mission
is to promote civic engagement and discourse on
public policy, politics, government and other matters of
statewide interest. For more information visit texastribune.
By: Nicole Choate