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...

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...