Candidate, Endorsement and Rating News for November 20

Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 289 candidates have already filed, and likely many more have done so. We are seeing far less information from county...

3Q Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Early Frontrunners

Federal officeholders and candidates were required to file quarterly campaign finance reports today (Tuesday). Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest numbers. SEN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) out-raised the collective Democratic field, $3.2M to $2.8M, and he...

Blanco Announces for SD29 and Other News for Diez y Seis

SD29 open: Rep. César Blanco (D-El Paso) announced he would seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso). He was endorsed by fellow Reps. Art Fierro (D-El Paso), Mary González (D-Clint), Joe Moody (D-El Paso) and Pancho Nevárez (D-Eagle Pass) and by...

Another Poll and Congressional Campaign News for August 6

A new Emerson Coll. poll conducted for the Dallas Morning News shows former Vice President Joe Biden (28%), former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (19%), Bernie Sanders (16%) and Elizabeth Warren (14%) leading the Democratic field in Texas. Former San Antonio Mayor Julián...

Election News on Campaign Finance Eve

Campaign Finance Reports are due tomorrow (Monday) for federal, state and local (where required) officeholders and candidates. Federal officeholders and candidates will file July quarterly reports, which disclose contributions received and expenditures made between...

Candidate and Campaign Cash News for July 8

HD21: Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Port Neches) announced he would seek re-election to a fourth term. HD29: Rep. Ed Thompson (R-Pearland) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD112: Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Garland) announced she would seek re-election to a...

Citizenship Question Nixed and Candidate News for July 2

The U.S. Census form that goes to all households will not include a question about citizenship, the U.S. Justice Dept. confirmed. The decision comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Commerce Dept.’s rationale for including the question was “contrived.” The...

Sheffield Draws 2 Challengers and Other News for June 4

Early voting has concluded in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8 and continues in jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 15. Turnout in Dallas Co. inched about 6% with more than 50K ballots cast, nearly all in person. Today (Tuesday) was the...

Election and Legislation News for May 20

HD99: Fort Worth security solutions businessman Bo French said he would not challenge Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth) again in 2020. Geren defeated French, 58%-42%, in the 2016 Republican primary and 57%-43% in the 2018 primary. French received a formal apology from...

Quarterly Report Highlights and Other News for Tax Day

Note: This post has been updated to include additional information about Sen. Cornyn’s report. Today (Monday) was the deadline for federal officeholders and candidates to file their April quarterly campaign finance reports, which disclose contributions received...