Candidate Announcements and Other News for September 12

HD26: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) for re-election. At least three Republicans have taken a formal step toward challenging him in the primary. Earlier this week, Miller took his name out of consideration as the next head of...

Abbott Appoints Bland and Other News for August 26

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced his intent to appoint former appellate justice Jane Bland to the Texas Supreme Court to succeed Justice Jeff Brown, who has been confirmed as a federal district judge by the U.S. Senate. Bland authored more than 1,200 signed opinions...

Hurd Announces Retirement and Other News for August 1

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) announced he would not seek re-election, becoming the third Republican member of Congress from Texas to do so. U.S. Rep.Will Hurd “I have made the decision to not seek re-election for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in...

Johnson Takes Oath in Dallas and Other News for June 17

Correction: We mischaracterized a Wichita Falls ISD election in two recent reports. It was a tax ratification election, not a bond election. We relied on several local news reports that referred to it as a bond election. Since we were more interested in the nature of...

Candidate and Legislation News for May 21

HD83: Snyder actress and transgender activist Addy Perry-Franks established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) as a Democrat. CD16: El Paso substitute teacher Jorge Artalejo established a campaign committee for a...

Trump Rallies the Faithful and Other News for October 22

SEN: President Trump headlined a rally for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Texas Republicans in Houston. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) were also featured speakers. Meanwhile, the Beaumont Enterprise endorsed U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso). GOV: The...

Ads, Endorsements and News for October 1

GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a two-minute ad, “Hope: Julie’s Story,” telling the story of a mother whose son was paralyzed in the Sutherland Springs mass shooting. LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a new ad focused on...

Six File as Write-ins and Other News for August 21

Six individuals filed applications and signatures with the Secretary of State for congressional and legislative offices. CD3 open: Jeff Simmons CD5: Phil Gray CD16 open: Sam Williams CD29 open: Johnathan Garza HD109 open: Casey Littlejohn HD138: Demetrius Walker Later...

Independents Certified and Other News for June 27

The Secretary of State has certified eight independent candidates for the November general election ballot. All but one of the certified candidates are seeking congressional seats: Scott Cubbler of Houston for CD2 Benjamin Hernandez of Houston for CD9 Kesha Rogers of...