Candidates Filing Up and Down Ballot as Deadline Looms

Correction: In yesterday’s edition, we erroneously indicated Jacey Jetton was running for Congress when we reported that U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) had endorsed him. Jetton is running to succeed the retiring state Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land). We regret...

Make It 15 for HD148 and Other News for September 5

HD148 special: Turns out Houston community organizer Anna Nuñez (D) did file for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), making it a 15-candidate field. She was not included in a list of candidates posted by the Secretary of State’s office last...

Endorsements, Polls and Ads for October 23

GOV: The Beaumont Enterprise and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R). LTGOV: The Waco Tribune-Herald and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). AG: The Marshall News-Messenger endorsed...

Six New Challengers Establish Campaign Committees

HD87: Panhandle resident and Fritch city manager Drew Brassfield established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo). HD109: Glenn Heights resident Casey Littlejohn established a campaign committee for a potential...

New Challengers for Independence Weekend

With federal and state campaign finance reporting periods now closed, and the Independence Day weekend upon us, we anticipate a significant number of new candidates to announce their plans and file campaign paperwork over the next few weeks. GOV: San Antonio hospice...

Election News for June 26

HD3: Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. (R-Magnolia) announced he would seek re-election. HD16: Rep. Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) announced he would seek re-election. CD1: Tyler nurse Shirley McKellar has filed paperwork re-designating her federal campaign account for a fourth...

Canon Seeks Rematch and Other Election News for May 18

Single-punch Elimination: The Senate gave final passage to House Bill 25 by Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton), sponsored by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), to end the practice of single-punch, straight-ticket voting in the state. None of the chamber’s...

By the Numbers: Congressional War Chests

7 Number of Texas U.S. representatives who exit the 2015-16 federal election cycle with more than $1M cash on hand. Post-general campaign finance reports were due late last week for federal candidates on the general election ballot. Seven of the state’s 36 incumbents...