TLR Backs Buckingham and Other News for July 21

CD6 special: Early voting continues through Friday for the July 27 special runoff election. In Tarrant Co., in-person voting again ticked upward to just over 1,800 votes cast, bringing the three-day total of in-person and absentee voters to more than 7K (2.1% of...

Election Bills Set for Hearings and Other News for July 9

The First Called Session of the 87th Legislature convened yesterday (Thursday). Both chambers’ election bills will be heard in their respective committees tomorrow. The Senate State Affairs Committee will consider Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), the...

RPT Chair West Draws Sword to Primary Abbott

State chair of the Republican Party of Texas and former one-term U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) announced he will challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in the primary. In a seven-minute announcement video, West speaks about legacies and the need to protect them before drawing...

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...

Bush Announces Primary Challenge of Paxton

As expected, Land Comm. George P. Bush (R) announced he would challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). At a campaign kickoff event in Austin, Bush called Paxton “a career politician” who has “brought way too much scandal and too little integrity to this office.” But a...

Ray Seeks Rematch and Other News for May 24

Early voting is underway in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections. Tarrant Co. saw just over 7K in-person voters today (Monday), about two thirds of which are registered in Fort Worth. Just over 1K votes were cast by Arlington voters. Less than 3K people voted...

Hughs Resigns After Senate Declines to Confirm Her

Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced her resignation effective May 31 after the Senate did not confirm her appointment. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appointed Hughs, then the chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, in August 2019. She was the state’s top election official...

Bush Readying Kick-off Event and Other News for May 16

Two weeks remain in the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. House committees must report out Senate Bills by Saturday officially, but the practical deadline is closer to Wednesday. The final calendar for Senate Bills eligible to be considered on second reading...