Gohmert In, Krause Out of AG Race

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) confirmed that he will challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the primary, while Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) exited the statewide race and will instead run for Tarrant Co. district attorney. In a video, Gohmert said he reached his...

Abbott by 6 and Candidate News for November 21

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’ Rourke, 45%-39%, in the latest UT-Tyler/Dallas Morning News poll (pdf). Abbott’s job approval rating is 49/41, which is lifted by his 88/14 rating among Republicans. Independents are on balance negative, giving...

O’Rourke Announces Gubernatorial Run

GOV (Likely R): Seeking to recapture the mojo of 2018 without any of the side effects from his 2020 presidential campaign, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced he would challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R). O’Rourke came within 3 points of ousting U.S. Sen....

Cyrier Announces Retirement on Eve of Filing Period

Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) announced he would not seek re-election to a fifth term. “Serving the communities throughout District 17 has truly been a privilege and something I will always cherish,” he said in a statement. “I am immensely proud of the work we have...

Gohmert Exploring Challenge of Paxton

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a primary challenge of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). Gohmert said he needed to raise $1M in the next 10 days to enter the race for AG (Lean R). To put that in perspective, he has...

5 File to Succeed Pacheco

Five candidates filed for the September 28 special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio): San Antonio legislative aide Katie Farias (D) Former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) San Antonio attorney Desi Martinez (D) San Antonio...

Census Reveals a More Diverse, Unevenly Growing Texas

The U.S. Census Bureau released block-level data needed for redistricting today (Thursday). The state’s total population of 29.1M was previously announced with the congressional apportionment data. Today’s release includes far more detail and at a much more granular...