GOV: Abbott Announces Record $43M War Chest

The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced he raised more than $9M during the second half of 2017 and will report having $43.3M on hand, the biggest war chest ever reported by a Texas candidate for a state race, breaking his own record set in July. He has $16.3M...

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...