Certified Write-in Candidates Complete November Matchups

The filing deadline has passed for the last set of candidates to make the general election ballot, except their names won’t actually be on it. Seven candidates qualified as certified write-in candidates for statewide and congressional offices: GOV: Leander consultant...

Early Campaign Finance Results and Other News for July 14

July semiannual and July quarterly campaign finance reports are due tomorrow (Fri.) for state and federal candidates and officeholders, respectively. The federal reports will become available in real time on Friday, and the state reports are expected to become...

Ad, Endorsement and Special Election News for January 25

LTGOV (Lean R): Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) campaign released a new ad, “Promise,” featuring former President Trump’s endorsement and a familiar pickup truck. SD25 (Likely R): Sen. Donna Campbell’s (R-New Braunfels) campaign released a new ad, “HealthCare,” focusing on...

Israel Launches Mayoral Bid and Other News for January 11

Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) announced she would run to succeed term-limited Mayor Steve Adler. Israel, who did not seek re-election, had been exploring the race since September, and her formal announcement had been expected. Real estate agent and former council...

Endorsement and Special Election News for January 10

The 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session beings one year from today (Monday). LAND (Likely R): Sen. Dawn Buckingham’s (R-Lakeway) campaign released a list of endorsements from 44 Republican state representatives including Rep. James White (R-Hillister), who is...

Voter Registrations Top 17M

Voter registrations in Texas now exceed 17M. The state was very close to that threshold when the deadline to register for the November 2 election passed, and it has since surpassed it. The number of registered voters has increased by nearly 3M in the seven years since...

Candidate Announcement and Appointment News for October 21

Early voting continues for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. HD2: Caddo Mills pastor Clyde Bostick announced he would challenge Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) in the Republican primary. HD28: Sugar Land real estate agent Nelvin...

Four So Far for HD10 and Other News for August 9

HD10 special: Midlothian rancher Kevin Griffin, Midlothian real estate agent and council member Leland Wickliffe and former Rep. John Wray (R-Midlothian) have filed for the August 31 special election as Republicans. Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed former U.S. Health...