Campaign Finance Report Highlights, HDs 51-150

HD52: Rep. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock) reported having $256K on hand as of June 30, and he raised just under $15K during the last 12 days of June. Potential primary opponent Jeremy Story raised less than $1K. HD59: Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) reported having...

Most Senators Report $1M-plus War Chests

July semiannual campaign reports indicate most senators up for re-election in 2018 have formidable cash on hand totals, but a couple of incumbents could soon feel heat from well-financed opponents. Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston), the Dean of the Senate, once again...

Voter ID Conferees Nix Several House Amendments

Updated. The conference committee on Senate Bill 5, the Voter ID fix, largely kept to the Senate’s version and rejected House language calling for a voter turnout strategic plan and a report on voter education expenditures. The conference committee report (pdf) was...

Key House Race 8-day-out Report Highlights

Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due yesterday for state and legislative candidates (and some local candidates) with general election opponents. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between September 29 and October 29. From this...

SD13: Miles to Succeed Ellis

Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston) has been selected to replace Sen. Rodney Ellis on the November general election ballot by the Democratic precinct chairs residing in SD13. Miles prevailed, 49-30, over Rep. Senfronia Thompson by a standing division vote. Former Houston...

Majority of Precinct Chairs Endorse Ellis

Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) announced the public endorsements of a majority of Democratic precinct chairs who are eligible to vote for a replacement nominee for Harris Co. Commissioner Precinct 1. Democratic precinct chairs are scheduled to meet on June 25 to select...