Highlights of State Campaign Finance Reports

Most of 2019’s early money went to the 2022 ballot. July semiannual campaign finance reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state officeholders and candidates, including legislators and those running against them, and generally became available online today...

Candidate and Election News for July 1

AG: One of the three special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud case has asked to withdraw. Nicole DeBorde wrote in a legal motion that she “can no longer devote the requisite time and attention” to the case and that she received...

State’s Top Leaders Set New Campaign Finance Records

On the day he was inaugurated to a second term, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) set new campaign finance records: Abbott reported having $18.3M cash on hand, which is not only the highest post-election figure ever for a Texas state official or candidate, but also more than the...

Elizondo Passes Away and Other News for December 27

Longtime Bexar Co. Comm. Paul Elizondo, 83, passed away earlier today (Thursday). He served two terms in the House of Representatives from 1979-83 before being elected to the Commissioners Court. He unsuccessfully ran for Bexar County Judge in 1984 before returning to...

Bonnen Poised to Become Next House Speaker

Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) announced he had sufficient support from members-elect of both parties to become the next Speaker of the House, succeeding Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), who did not seek re-election. Rep. Dennis Bonnen “The Speaker’s race is over,...

Key Statewide and Senate Race Campaign Finance Results

Opposed state and legislative candidates were required to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports include contributions received and expenditures made between September 28 and October 27. We are in the process of updating our Crib...