SB9 Hits Snag and Other Election News for May 16

Legislation: The House Elections Committee did not meet today (Thursday) to vote on pending business, including Senate Bill 9 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola). The House is in recess until 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday). Saturday is the deadline for House committees to...

Candidate and Local Campaign Finance News for April 4

HD45: Dripping Springs health and wellness businesswoman Carrie Isaac, wife of former Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) established a campaign committee for an unspecified House seat, which is almost certainly HD45. The former representative confirmed to the Texas...

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). HD103: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas). HD114 open: The Lisa...

SD19, Independent Candidate Filing Update

SD19 special: Pleasanton retired game warden Pete Flores and San Antonio real estate agent Carlos Antonio Raymond filed as Republicans for the special election to fill the remaining two-plus years of former Sen. Carlos Uresti’s (D-San Antonio) term. Flores received...

Candidate Filing and Endorsement News for November 17

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. SD8 open: Texas Values Action endorsed Angela Paxton. Shannon McClendon Sen. Donna Campbell SD25: Dripping Springs attorney and...

Federal Candidate News for November 16

SEN: North Richland Hills television executive Bruce Jacobson Jr. announced he would challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) in the primary. We previously reported that he was “prayerfully considering” the race. CD2 open: Houston businessman David Balat filed in the...

Early Voting and Election News for April 26

Early Voting continues for the May 6 elections in jurisdictions holding them. Overall, turnout is low, consistent with historical averages, through the first three days of early voting: In Bexar Co., 21,755 people have voted early in person, up 28% from the same...