FBI Targets Cuellar and Other News for January 20

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the home and campaign office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) yesterday according to multiple news reports. In a statement, Cuellar said he “will fully cooperate in any investigation [and] is committed to ensuring that...

Brief Endorsement and Litigation News for January 6

LTGOV (Lean R): The Texas Medical Assoc. TEXPAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). AG (Lean R): Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) has petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to rule that he and his office have sovereign immunity from claims under the Texas Whistleblower Act. Two...

Filing and Candidate Announcement News for November 30

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. AG (Lean R): U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) filed to challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the primary, joining Land Comm. George P. Bush (R)...

Gohmert In, Krause Out of AG Race

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) confirmed that he will challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the primary, while Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) exited the statewide race and will instead run for Tarrant Co. district attorney. In a video, Gohmert said he reached his...

Gohmert Exploring Challenge of Paxton

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a primary challenge of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). Gohmert said he needed to raise $1M in the next 10 days to enter the race for AG (Lean R). To put that in perspective, he has...

Election Eve Candidate and Endorsement News

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day across the state. In HD118 (Special), former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) faces Frank Ramirez (D) for the unexpired term of former Rep. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio). Lujan is seeking his second special election win for the seat...

Poll: Abbott and O’Rourke Statistically Tied

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) are statistically tied in a new poll (PDF) conducted by the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation, a finding largely demonstrating the balance of strong partisans within the state. Abbott leads O’Rourke,...

Lujan Nears $500K as Statewide Turnout Surpasses 2%

Early voting continues through Friday for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Monday), the eighth day of early voting, statewide turnout inched over 2% of registered voters. A little over 350K of the state’s...