Talarico Sworn in and Other News for November 20

HD52: Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) was sworn in today to fill the remainder of former Rep. Larry Gonzales’s (R-Round Rock) unexpired term. Talarico won the special election on the same day he was elected to a full term beginning in January. HD108: The Secretary...

Endorsement News for October 11

GOV: Humorist Kinky Friedman, himself a former independent candidate for the state’s highest office, endorsed Libertarian nominee Mark Tippetts. “They still try to screw the Libertarians and independents,” Friedman said in a statement. “Ironically, most Texans are...

Ads, Endorsements, Polls and News for September 24

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. October 9 is the deadline for Texans to register to vote to participate in November 6 general election. GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a new ad, “Keeping Texans Safe,” focused on border security and...

Six File as Write-ins and Other News for August 21

Six individuals filed applications and signatures with the Secretary of State for congressional and legislative offices. CD3 open: Jeff Simmons CD5: Phil Gray CD16 open: Sam Williams CD29 open: Johnathan Garza HD109 open: Casey Littlejohn HD138: Demetrius Walker Later...

Clardy Files for Speaker and Other News for August 20

Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission establishing his Speaker campaign. He is the fifth member of the House to do so, joining Reps. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), Phil King (R-Weatherford), Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) and John...

Garcia Resigning in January and Other News for July 23

SD6 open: Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) informed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) that she will resign, effective January 2, and urged him to call a special election for November 6 to fill her unexpired term. Garcia is the Democratic nominee to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Gene...

O’Rourke Tops $10M and Other News for July 11

SEN: U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced his campaign raised more than $10.4M during the second quarter. He received donations “from 215,714 individual contributors, most of them from Texas, giving $15, $25, $50 bucks at a time,” O’Rourke said in a Facebook...

CD27 Early Voting Underway and Other News for June 13

Early voting is under way for the CD27 special election and has concluded for Saturday’s local runoff elections. In Abilene, just under 5K have voted early in the council runoff between incumbent Bruce Kreitler and challenger Jack Rentz, which is a little short of the...

Election News for April 4

Deadlines: Tomorrow (Thursday) is the deadline to register to vote for the May 5 uniform and special elections. Also, 30-day-out campaign finance reports are due for candidates running in jurisdictions that require them, including the three candidates running in the...

Campaign News for January 17

January semiannual campaign finance reports were due for state officeholders and candidates on Tuesday. They cover contributions received and expenditures made during the second half of 2017. For most primary challengers and open-seat candidates, they are the first...