Pickett Resigning, Citing Health Concerns

Citing health concerns, Rep. Joe Pickett (D-El Paso) announced he would resign effective January 4 and not serve the 13th term to which he was recently elected. “Just before last session, I learned I had cancer,” Pickett said in a statement. “I moved quickly and...

Sen. Carlos Uresti to Resign Thursday

Almost four months after his conviction on 11 felony fraud counts, Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) announced he would resign, effective Thursday. “I am in the process of ensuring that justice is served,” Uresti wrote in a letter posted on his Facebook page. “I need...

Congressional Pre-runoff Report Highlights

Federal candidates in the state’s primary runoff elections were required to file pre-runoff campaign finance reports yesterday. These cover contributions received and expenditures made between April 1 and May 2. CD2 open: Dan Crenshaw out-raised Rep. Kevin Roberts...

It’s Election Day

Polls are open in dozens of political subdivisions across the state as voters elect mayors, council members and school board trustees; evaluate propositions and bond issuances; and fill various unexpired terms. We’ll have live coverage of results beginning at 7...

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...