Rep. Isaac Announces Congressional Candidacy

This report has been updated throughout since we issued our Breaking News alert. Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) announced he would forego re-election to run for Congress. Isaac will seek open CD21, the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San...

Our Live Election Night Coverage Begins Soon

Please point your browser to https://txelects.com/live/ for our real-time coverage of tonight’s general and constitutional amendment election. We will begin our coverage around 7 p.m. CST, when polls close across most of Texas and counties begin to release their early...

CD5: Hensarling Decides to Retire

Eight-term U.S. Rep. Jeb Henarling (R-Dallas) announced he would not seek re-election. “Although service is Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make it a lifetime commitment,” Hensarling said in a statement. “I have already stayed...

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...