Candidate and Judicial Nomination News for December 14

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Please see our Crib Sheets for...

CD27: Farenthold Abandons Re-election Bid

Facing a flurry of allegations of sexual harassment and abusive behavior, the specter of an ethics investigation and a field of primary challengers, four-term U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) announced he would not seek re-election. In a video posted to...

Willett Confirmed and Campaign News for December 13

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Please see our Crib Sheets for the...

Day After Filing Deadline News, Updates and Corrections

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Corrections We corrected three mistakes...

Many File for Legislature on Deadline Day

The deadline to file for a place on the 2018 ballot has passed. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. Reps. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) and Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) filed this afternoon, former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) filed for another...

Flurry of Congressional Candidates File at Deadline

Former Rep. Norma Chavez Seeking O’Rourke’s Open Seat Today was the deadline for federal candidates to file for a spot on the March primary ballot. The following congressional incumbents have filed primary opponents: Republicans – Michael Burgess, John...

Filing Deadline Looms for 2018 Primary Candidates

The deadline to file for a place on the 2018 continues is 6 p.m. local time tomorrow. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. As far as we can tell, only four incumbents have not yet filed for re-election: Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Barbara...

Federal Candidate News for December 8

SEN: Houston resident Edward Kimbrough filed in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R). CD4: Emory resident Catherine Krantz filed as a Democrat to challenge U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Rockwall). CD5 open: A David Williams filed in the Republican...