27 Texans Among Obama’s ‘First Wave’ of Endorsements

Former President Barack Obama released his “first wave” of 2020 endorsements, which included 27 Texas House and U.S. House incumbents, challengers and open-seat candidates: House incumbents Erin Zwiener (HD45), James Talarico (HD52), Jessica González (HD104), Terry...

Brief Endorsement News for MLK Day

Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) and runs through Friday for the January 28 special runoff elections for HD28, HD100 and HD148. During the November special election, early voters cast 15.5K ballots in HD28, just over 2K ballots in HD100 and 19.5K ballots in...

Candidate Filing News for December 4

Monday is the deadline for candidates to file for spots on the March 2020 primary ballot and minor party nominating conventions. Our Crib Sheets show candidates’ filing status. At least 458 candidates have filed for federal, statewide and legislative office so far. As...

Early Voting Begins and Other News for October 21

Early voting began today (Monday) for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. More than 13K voted in person or by mail in Harris Co., many of them in Houston. A little over 3K voted by mail in Dallas Co. (In person results were not...

Top Stories and Candidate News for October 12

Top News SEN: Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) announced he would not challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) in the Republican primary. PRES: Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s campaign announced he raised $4.5M during the third quarter. CD11 open: Former Midland council member...

Lang Changes His Mind and Other News for September 27

Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury) will seek re-election after all, making the announcement just two days after announcing he would run for county office. The two-term representative and chair of the House Freedom Caucus had previously announced plans for re-election and...

Candidate and Endorsement News for August 28

SC6 open: Houston attorney and former Court of Appeals Justice Jane Bland (R) updated her campaign committee for the seat being vacated by Justice Jeff Brown (R), who has been confirmed as a federal district judge by the U.S. Senate. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has...

Congressional Challenger and Local Election News for May 12

CD14: Dickinson Democratic activist Sanjanetta Barnes established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Pearland) as a Democrat. 705459 CD26: Denton attorney Neil Durrance established a campaign committee for a potential challenge...

Brief Election News for March 31

Voter Registration: Thursday is the deadline to register to vote for the May 4 uniform election. SD13: Houston commercial financier William Booher established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Borris Miles (D-Houston) as a Republican. To access...

Endorsement and Ad News for October 17

LTGOV: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). LAND: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Comm. George P. Bush (R). To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS...

Congressional and Local Election News for August 1

CD6 open: A Public Policy Polling survey conducted for the Jana Lynne Sanchez campaign shows the Democrat trailing Republican Ron Wright, 48%-39%. Respondents were not given the option to choose Libertarian Jason Harber or independent Greg Brady. Interestingly,...