Redistricting: The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider the Texas Democratic Party’s partisan gerrymandering case for “want of jurisdiction.” The claim was separate from two Texas racial gerrymandering cases the high court has already agreed to hear this spring.

The filing period for local offices on the May 5 uniform election ballot begins tomorrow and runs until February 16. Sixty of the state’s 100 most populous cities have at least one office up for election.

January semiannual reports, covering contributions received and expenditures made during the last six months of 2017, were due today for state officeholders and candidates (and local candidates, where required). Most will not become available until sometime tomorrow, but we have some results to report for key races. We will be pouring over these reports and updating our Crib Sheets over the next few days.

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