Campaign Finance Reports Due and Other News for January 14

Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign finance reports are due tomorrow (Wednesday) for state officeholders and candidates and, where required, local officials and candidates. We expect these reports will be available online beginning sometime Thursday, and we...

Endorsement and Lawsuit News for January 6

HD28 special: Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Eliz Markowitz. HD92 open: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Jeff Cason to succeed the retiring Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). HD127: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) for...

Eligibility and Endorsement News for December 17

Today (Tuesday) was the deadline for county parties to electronically submit their candidate rosters to the Secretary of State, and state parties’ deadline is tomorrow (Wednesday). We still have not seen candidate lists from the Libertarian and Green Parties, and we...

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...