By the Numbers: Sitting Legislators Running Statewide

0 Number of sitting state representatives to win a statewide race since 1990. It’s been three decades since a House member last won statewide office. Then Reps. Dan Morales (D-San Antonio) and Rick Perry (R-Haskell) won their races for Attorney General and...

Trump Endorses Paxton, Rallies for Wright on Election Eve

Former President Trump endorsed Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) for re-election. In a statement, Trump said Paxton “has been bravely on the front line in the fight for Texas, and America, against the vicious and very dangerous Radical Left Democrats, and the foolish and...

White Challenging Miller and Other News for June 30

Rep. James White (R-Hillister) announced in an email to “Friends and Patriots” that he is challenging Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) in the Republican primary. White had previously hinted that he might run statewide following his announcement that he would not seek...

TLR Endorses Guzman as Miller Passes on Abbott Challenge

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman (R) over Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). “Eva Guzman is a committed conservative and an accomplished lawyer and judge whose intellect and strength of character have served Texas well in her two...

Prosecutors: AG Trial Venue Fight Not Over

As expected, the attorneys charged with prosecuting Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) have appealed a ruling sending the criminal fraud case back to Collin Co. from Harris Co., where it has transferred more than four years ago. A divided panel of three Democratic justices...

Hughs Resigns After Senate Declines to Confirm Her

Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced her resignation effective May 31 after the Senate did not confirm her appointment. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appointed Hughs, then the chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, in August 2019. She was the state’s top election official...