Dowd Ends LTGOV Run and Other Candidate News for December 7

Note: We apologize that our Crib Sheets were unavailable for a big chunk of the day today (Tuesday). It was connected to the widespread AWS outage that affected numerous websites and app providers. They are back online and fully updated with the latest filings. Filing...

Filing Period Enters Home Stretch

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. GOV (Likely R): The campaign of former Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) released a new ad highlighting his conservative credentials....

Pape In, Ray Out and Other News for December 3

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. SD8 (Likely R): Plano ophthalmologist Matt Rostami established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Sen. Angela Paxton...

Taylor Leaving Senate as Middleton Seeks Promotion

Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) announced he will not seek re-election, and Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville) announced he filed for the seat. Taylor was first elected to the Senate in 2012 following five terms in the House. “Having the privilege of representing...

Filing and Candidate Announcement News for November 30

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. AG (Lean R): U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) filed to challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the primary, joining Land Comm. George P. Bush (R)...

Thanksgiving Candidate and Endorsement News

Happy Thanksgiving! The filing period for partisan nomination for the 2022 elections continues through December 13. Our Crib Sheets are updated frequently as we learn of new campaign committees, candidate filings and announcements. GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R)...

Gohmert In, Krause Out of AG Race

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) confirmed that he will challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the primary, while Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) exited the statewide race and will instead run for Tarrant Co. district attorney. In a video, Gohmert said he reached his...

Abbott by 6 and Candidate News for November 21

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’ Rourke, 45%-39%, in the latest UT-Tyler/Dallas Morning News poll (pdf). Abbott’s job approval rating is 49/41, which is lifted by his 88/14 rating among Republicans. Independents are on balance negative, giving...