Endorsements and Other Election News for October 18

Early Voting begins Monday for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. SD8 open: Jackie Schlegel, executive director of Texans for Vaccine Choice, endorsed Phillip Huffines. SD19: The federal criminal fraud trial of Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San...

Election News for October 17

Redistricting: Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to hear “and correct a U.S. District Court ruling from August that invalidated two of the state’s 36 congressional districts.” The high court stayed that ruling last month....

Candidate News for October 16

HD8: Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana) told the Texas Tribune that he had not decided whether he would seek re-election, and he gave no timetable for his decision. His 2016 primary opponent, Corsicana businessman Thomas McNutt, has announced he is running for the seat....

Candidate News for October 15

Campaign Finance: Today is the deadline for federal officeholders and candidates to file quarterly campaign finance reports if required. We will explore the results of those reports during the week. ED7: Katy researcher and tutor Eliz Markowitz established a campaign...

Election and Candidate News for October 11

HD6: Former Rep. Ted Kamel (R-Tyler) has re-established his campaign committee, which has not been active since 1998, for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler). Kamel served four terms before losing the 1998 Republican primary to Leo Berman (R-Tyler),...

Candidate Filings and Announcements for October 9

GOV: Former Balch Springs Mayor Cedrick David Sr. announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne announced his candidacy this weekend (We previously reported his entry into the race.). At least...

Election News for October 8

Registration Deadline: Tuesday is the last day to register for the November 7 general and constitutional amendment election. LTGOV: Rockwall public relations executive and former council member Scott Milder established a campaign committee for a potential primary...

Election News for October 5

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously identified the Williamson County Judge as former Rep. Dan Gattis (R-Georgetown). Judge Dan A. Gattis is of course the father of former Rep. Gattis. We regret the error. AG: The office of Kaufman Co. District Attorney...

Paxton’s Criminal Trial Delayed, Again

District Judge Robert Johnson granted the prosecutors’ request to delay Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial for a third time so that issues regarding their compensation can be resolved. Prior delays were caused by disputes over the venue and...