Endorsement and Campaign News for February 15

Filing deadline: Candidates for offices on the May 5 uniform election ballot must file by tomorrow, or by Tuesday if they wish to be write-in candidates. Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. COMP: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Joi...

Endorsement and Other Election News for February 14

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. Texas AFT COPE Endorsements: The Texas American Federation of Teachers PAC released its list of primary endorsements, which included two challengers of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). The union endorsed...

Ads, Endorsements and Campaign News for February 12

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins one week from tomorrow. LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a new ad focused on property taxes. The ad repeats visual cues and the “I won’t back down” tagline that appeared in a previous ad...

New Ads from White, Miller and Other News for February 11

GOV: The Andrew White campaign released a new ad focused on his personal efforts to help Houston-area victims of Hurricane Harvey. Meanwhile, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins endorsed former Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez. AGRIC: The campaign of Comm. Sid Miller (R)...

Endorsement and Campaign News for February 6

AGRIC: The Trey Blocker campaign released a new ad attacking Comm. Sid Miller for several publicized actions he has taken while in office. The two engaged in a testy debate in Tyler this evening at an event sponsored by Grassroots America We the People. LAND: In a...

Incumbents Generally Ahead in 30-day-out Reports

State candidates with primary opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports on Monday. These are normally accessible online early the next morning, but today they were not available until late afternoon. We are in the process of going through the...

Election and Endorsement News for February 1

LTGOV: The Houston Chronicle’s Andrea Zelinski reported that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) campaign has purchased more than $1M in air time for advertising in the Houston TV market and $840K in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Ads are scheduled to run during the Olympics,...

Election News for January 29

AGRIC: The Texas State Rifle Assoc., Texas Exotic Wildlife Assoc. and Texas Thoroughbred Assoc. endorsed Comm. Sid Miller, according to the campaign.  The Texas Retailers Assoc. PAC endorsed challenger Trey Blocker. HD98: In an unusual move, political consultant Luke...

Endorsement and Campaign News for January 24

LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released its first television ad, which focuses on boarder security and sanctuary cities. “Big city liberals want open borders,” Patrick said in the ad, “But I won’t back down.” Also, the Texas Oil & Gas Assoc. PAC...

Endorsement and Election News for January 23

AGRIC: The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assoc. PAC, Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc. PAC and the Texas Assoc. of Dairymen PAC endorsed Comm. Sid Miller. SD2: The Manufacturers PAC of Texas endorsed Rep. Cindy Burkett (R-Sunnyvale) over Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood)....