TLR Endorses Guzman as Miller Passes on Abbott Challenge

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman (R) over Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). “Eva Guzman is a committed conservative and an accomplished lawyer and judge whose intellect and strength of character have served Texas well in her two...

Re-election Announcements and Other News for June 17

CD6 special: Club for Growth Action released a new digital ad highlighting former President Trump’s endorsement of Susan Wright (R). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLvtVh1F3sw The ad is part of $150K in independent expenditures from the group in this runoff. Prior to...

Guzman Set to Challenge Paxton

As expected, former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman (R) filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission indicating she would challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the Republican primary. She joins Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), who previously announced his...

White Retiring, Possibly Eying Statewide Office

Rep. James White (R-Hillister) announced he would not seek re-election. White, who is serving his sixth term, was first elected in 2010. “I’m a term limit guy by nature,” White said during an appearance on KTRE-TV’s East Texas Now’s Legislative...

Patrick Seeking Re-election and Other News for June 10

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced he would seek re-election to a third term. Patrick’s campaign account had $19.5M on hand as of December 31, the highest cash-on-hand figure ever reported by a Texas lieutenant governor. As of that date, Patrick has raised $43.1M...

Prosecutors: AG Trial Venue Fight Not Over

As expected, the attorneys charged with prosecuting Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) have appealed a ruling sending the criminal fraud case back to Collin Co. from Harris Co., where it has transferred more than four years ago. A divided panel of three Democratic justices...

Dems Aim to Register 2M Voters and Other News for June 8

The Texas Democratic Party announced a new $1.7M voter registration program, Project Texas, which aims to register 2M voters, which would be just about everyone who is eligible but not registered. The Democratic Party’s announcement included an estimate of 3M eligible...

Guzman Resigns, Buckingham Announces for Land Commissioner

Justice Eva Guzman (R) has resigned effective Friday amid speculation that she might challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). “It has been the honor of a lifetime to answer this high calling,” she said in a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Guzman was appointed to the high...

RPT Chair West Resigns as Buckingham Eyes Land Office

Former one-term Florida congressman Allen West won’t complete the first half of his first term as chair of the Republican Party of Texas. He submitted his “irrevocable resignation” today (Friday), presumably to run for governor, Congress or another office. He will...

Abbott: Two Special Sessions Coming

As “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks used to say, “Let’s play two.” Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said he would call a special session this summer to address priority issues that did not pass during the regular session, including Senate Bill 7 by Sen. Bryan...