AFL-CIO Issues Endorsements and Other News for January 26

Special Runoff Elections: Tuesday is Election Night for voters in HD28, HD100 and HD148. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CST at txelects.com/live. COPE Endorsements: The Texas AFL-CIO COPE released its primary endorsements today (Sunday). Candidates...

Highlights of State Campaign Finance Reports

Most of 2019’s early money went to the 2022 ballot. July semiannual campaign finance reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state officeholders and candidates, including legislators and those running against them, and generally became available online today...

Candidate and Election News for July 1

AG: One of the three special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud case has asked to withdraw. Nicole DeBorde wrote in a legal motion that she “can no longer devote the requisite time and attention” to the case and that she received...

State’s Top Leaders Set New Campaign Finance Records

On the day he was inaugurated to a second term, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) set new campaign finance records: Abbott reported having $18.3M cash on hand, which is not only the highest post-election figure ever for a Texas state official or candidate, but also more than the...

Elizondo Passes Away and Other News for December 27

Longtime Bexar Co. Comm. Paul Elizondo, 83, passed away earlier today (Thursday). He served two terms in the House of Representatives from 1979-83 before being elected to the Commissioners Court. He unsuccessfully ran for Bexar County Judge in 1984 before returning to...

Bonnen Poised to Become Next House Speaker

Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) announced he had sufficient support from members-elect of both parties to become the next Speaker of the House, succeeding Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), who did not seek re-election. Rep. Dennis Bonnen “The Speaker’s race is over,...