Election News for October 5

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously identified the Williamson County Judge as former Rep. Dan Gattis (R-Georgetown). Judge Dan A. Gattis is of course the father of former Rep. Gattis. We regret the error. AG: The office of Kaufman Co. District Attorney...

Paxton’s Criminal Trial Delayed, Again

District Judge Robert Johnson granted the prosecutors’ request to delay Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial for a third time so that issues regarding their compensation can be resolved. Prior delays were caused by disputes over the venue and...

Paxton Gets Trial Date and Other Election News for July 27

AG: The first criminal securities fraud trial of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton will begin in Houston on December 11 before state District Judge Robert Johnson (D). The date had been recommended by Paxton’s legal team and agreed to by the state. That date is also the deadline...

Election News for July 9

AG: In a statement, the Ken Paxton campaign said it raised “well over $1 million in political contributions” during the final dozen days of June and has nearly $5.3M on hand. At this point in 2013, Paxton raised $279K following the end of the legislative session and...

Election News for June 29

AG: District Judge Robert Johnson did not a set a date for Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial during a preliminary hearing today in Houston. Prosecutors asked Johnson to put the case on hold until a decision is made in a separate lawsuit...

Election News for June 17

Re-election Announcements: Reps. Doc Anderson (R-Lorena), Justin Holland (R-Heath), Dade Phelan (R-Port Neches) and John Wray (R-Waxahachie) recently announced they would seek re-election. We cover the week’s challenger filings in another post. LTGOV: Mike Collier, a...

Litigation and Courtroom Update for June 7

Voter ID: U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos presided over a status conference on the ongoing Voter ID litigation today in Corpus Christi to discuss potential remedies. Broadly, the state argued that Senate Bill 5 appropriately remedied any outstanding issues...

Re-election Announcements and Other News for June 2

Early voting continues in most jurisdictions holding June 10 runoff elections. A handful of jurisdictions, including Harker Heights and Sulphur Springs, are holding their runoff elections tomorrow (Saturday). AG: Prosecutors have asked the Court of Criminal Appeals to...