Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the Green Party’s candidate slate. They now include the 347 Republicans, 328 Democrats, 90 Libertarians, 14 Greens and 44 independents who have filed for the state’s federal, statewide and legislative offices on the ballot in 2020. Any candidate who did not file by the December 9 deadline may still seek to become a certified write-in candidate. Otherwise, the fields for 2020 are set.
Absent a write-in candidacy, 32 legislative incumbents are unopposed for re-election: Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and Reps. Ernest Bailes (R-Shepherd), Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio), Terry Canales (D-Edinburg), Sheryl Cole (D-Austin), Tom Craddick (R-Midland), Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth), Yvonne Davis (D-Dallas), Jay Dean (R-Longview), Art Fierro (D-El Paso), Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth), Jessica González (D-Dallas), Mary González (D-Clint), Ana Hernandez (D-Houston), Kyle Kacal (R-College Station), Ken King (R-Canadian), Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa), Ben Leman (R-Iola), J.M. Lozano (R-Kingsville), Mando Martinez (D-Weslaco), Will Metcalf (R-Conroe), Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio), Lina Ortega (D-El Paso), Dade Phelan (R-Port Neches), Four Price (R-Amarillo), Richard Raymond (D-Laredo), Toni Rose (D-Dallas), John Smithee (R-Amarillo), Chris Turner (D-Arlington), Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston), Armando Walle (D-Houston) and James White (R-Hilister). All statewide and congressional incumbents seeking re-election have opponents.
HD25 open: Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) endorsed Rhonda Seth to succeed the retiring Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton).
HD45 open: Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) endorsed Carrie Isaac for the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Erin Zwiener (R-Driftwood).
HD59: Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) endorsed primary challenger Shelby Slawson over Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville).
SEN: Tejano Democrats endorsed Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas).
CD11 open: Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) endorsed August Pfluger to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland).
CD13 open: The national Club for Growth PAC endorsed Chris Ekstrom to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon).
CD22 open: Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) endorsed Kathaleen Wall to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land).
CD24 open: Democratic candidate Crystal Fletcher has suspended her campaign. Her name will remain on the ballot with the six other Democratic candidates still in the race to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell).
CD28: The campaign of Democratic primary challenger Jessica Cisneros announced she raised $513K during the fourth quarter. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) had $3.2M on hand as of September 30.
CD32: U.S. Rep. Colin Allred’s (D-Dallas) campaign announced he raised $663K during the fourth quarter and has $1.9M on hand. The campaign of Republican challenger Genevieve Collins announced she raised $430K during the fourth quarter and has more than $780K on hand.
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