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...

Election News for April 25

Early Voting continues for the May 6 local elections in jurisdictions holding them. AG: Attorneys representing Attorney General Ken Paxton continue to seek another judge for his criminal securities fraud trial, which was relocated to Harris Co. by District Judge...

Election News for April 13

Note: This will be our last update before the Easter weekend. Updates will resume next week. AG: District Judge George Gallagher’s spokeswoman said he “anticipates remaining the judge” to preside over the case. Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal team asked that a new...

AG Trial Update and Other Election News for April 12

AG: District Judge George Gallagher scheduled Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial to begin in Harris Co. on September 12. Jury selection will begin the day before, and Gallagher expects the trial to conclude by September 22. HD16: A Nathan...

Election News for April 11

AG: The criminal securities fraud trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton will be held in Harris Co., ordered District Judge George Gallagher. In a terse statement, Gallagher said he chose Harris Co. because both sides’ lead counsels were based there and the county “has...

State Election News for March 30

AG: District Judge George Gallagher granted prosecutors’ motion to move Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial out of Collin Co. He denied their request to delay proceedings until they receive payment, but the trial is nonetheless delayed until...

Election News for March 10

LTGOV: In a Facebook post, former Rep. Allen Vaught (D-Dallas) said he was “not closing the door on anything” even though he did “not think we need a contested primary” as Democrats look to win the office for the first time in 24 years. Vaught said he had not intended...

Election News for March 2

LTGOV: Mike Collier, a Houston accountant and Texas Democratic Party finance chair, announced he would challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Collier, who received 38% of the vote in his 2014 race for COMP against Glenn Hegar, had also been mentioned as a potential...