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...

Brief Candidate Announcement News for September 29

HD60: Graford rancher Glenn Rogers, who announced his intent to run for the seat following Rep. Mike Lang’s (R-Granbury) announcement that he would seek county office, will remain in the Republican primary race despite Lang’s reversal that he will seek re-election...

Candidate Entries and Exits for September 22

HD76 open: Lisa Tamayo, a legislative aide to the retiring Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) and a former aide of Rep. Cesar Blanco (D-El Paso), established a campaign committee for a potential run for Blanco’s seat, which he is vacating to run for Rodriguez’s seat....

Bland Sworn in and Other News for September 11

SC6: Justice Jane Bland (R) was sworn in today (Wednesday) to succeed former Justice Jeff Brown (R), who was sworn in as a federal district judge. Bland must face the voters in 2020 to serve the remaining four years of Brown’s term. HD132: Former two-term Rep. Mike...

Siegel to Challenge Fletcher and Other News for April 9

CD7: Former Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel stepped down from the Metropolitan Transit Authority board, effective immediately, to challenge U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) as a Republican. Siegel was mayor from 2004 to 2012 after serving six years on the city...

Enthusiasm, Endorsements and Other News for September 23

Voter Enthusiasm: A new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll highlights a couple of stark realities faced by U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) and Democrats across the state trying to build a blue wave. Their core constituencies are, yet again, less interested...

Election News for March 23

Redistricting: Plaintiffs in the long-simmering litigation over the state’s Congressional district boundaries have asked a federal court to block the use of the current map for the 2018 election. Two weeks ago, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court...