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Flurry of Congressional Candidates File at Deadline

Former Rep. Norma Chavez Seeking O’Rourke’s Open Seat Today was the deadline for federal candidates to file for a spot on the March primary ballot. The following congressional incumbents have confirmed filed primary opponents: Republicans – Michael...

10 New Candidates Take Steps Toward 2018 Campaigns

GOV: Arlington resident Edward Lee Nash formed a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R). We were unable to determine his occupation and political affiliation definitively. HD10: Seven Points resident Matt Savino formed a campaign...

Election News for August 16

Redistricting: Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state will appeal yesterday’s federal district court ruling invalidating two congressional districts directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeal is expected to be filed this week, unless the state requests and is...

Election News for August 1

SD15: Houston attorney Damian LaCroix said via Twitter that he is considering a primary rematch against Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston). LaCroix received 26% of the vote against Whitmire in the 2014 Democratic primary. HD46: In a statement, Travis Co. District Attorney...

Endorsement News for October 23

PRES: Calling her the “least objectionable choice,” the Beaumont Enterprise endorsed Hillary Clinton. The Bryan-College Station Eagle “reluctantly” endorsed Clinton. The Galveston Daily News endosed Clinton, “which is the newspaper’s first endorsement of a Democratic...

Congressional Incumbents Unleash Cash Advantages

Federal candidates’ pre-primary reports were due on Friday. These reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between January 1 and February 10. While some reports have (still) not yet posted to the Federal Election Commission’s web site,...

Endorsement News for February 14

PRES: The Beaumont Enterprise endorsed Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton for their respective party’s primaries. SD1 open: The Tyler Morning Telegraph endorsed Red Brown. SD24 open: The Abilene Reporter-News endorsed Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene). HD5 open: The Tyler...

Endorsement News for February 11

RRC open: Former Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) endorsed former Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth). SC: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed incumbents Debra Lehrmann (SC3), Paul Green (SC5) and Eva Guzman (SC9). SD24 open: Former Comptroller Susan Combs endorsed Dawn...

Election Update for June 30

We emailed this to our subscribers today: Dear Subscriber, Attached please find our latest update (No. 84-25). Highlights include: Fundraising deadline for current reporting period is today Democrats end Texas “Two-Step” delegate process Hegar endorses...