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...

Election News for January 17

Filing Begins: Starting tomorrow (Wednesday), candidates may begin filing for offices on the May 6 uniform election date ballot. We have a list of those offices for the state’s 100 largest municipalities available here. Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign...

Election News for January 12

GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott will report raising $9M during the second half of 2016 and has more than $34M on hand as of January 1. The latter figure is likely more than the entire U.S. House delegation has on hand, collectively, as of the same time. The 36...

Election News for January 4

HD46 special: Travis Co. Democratic Party Chair Vincent Harding announced he would not seek the seat being vacated by Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin). Attorney and former Austin council member Sheryl Cole, medical management consultant and Manor ISD trustee Ana Cortez,...

Campaign News for November 4

SEN: U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) said at a Texas Tribune event that he is considering challenging U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 or U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in 2020. O’Rourke, a supporter of term limits, has pledged to leave office after four terms. His fourth term...