Federal Candidate News for October 19

CD3 open: Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) CD10: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick endorsed U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin). CD16 open: Emily’s List endorsed Veronica Escobar. CD19: Citing the recent birth of his daughter and the demands of fatherhood,...

Special Session Fundraising and Candidate News for July 18

Special Session Fundraising: Unlike during a regular session of the Texas Legislature, state officials and lawmakers may accept contributions during a special session. Elected officials who accept a contribution during the reporting period, which began on July 10,...

Five New Democratic Challengers Emerge

HD45: Driftwood resident Elizabeth Bryant filed paperwork to form a campaign account for a potential challenge to Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs). Her personal Twitter stream suggests she would run as a Democrat. SEN: Denton architect Roman McAllen and Mansfield...

Dukes’ Motion Denied and Other Election News for April 4

HD46: District Judge Brad Urrutia denied a motion by attorneys representing Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) to dismiss four felony counts against her. Her attorneys argued last month that a waiver signed by Dukes waiving the statute of limitations was invalid. Had the...

Election News for April 2

Registration Deadline: Thursday is the deadline to register to vote or update a voter registration for the May 6 uniform election. CD3 open: Plano hedge fund manager Roger Barone filed a statement of candidacy to run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Sam Johnson...

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...

Revisiting Runoff Night Storylines

A few days ago, we listed some storylines we’d be watching as the runoff election votes were tallied. Here we revisit those storylines and a couple of others from previous posts. Wayne Christian Christian or Gates? We knew one of the candidates was going to buck...

Johnson Sworn In and Other Campaign News for May 19

Rep. Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) was sworn in today at Houston City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner administered the oath of office with Johnson’s new colleague, Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston), standing nearby. Johnson faces Kimberly Willis in Tuesday’s...

Campaign News for May 16

Yesterday was the deadline for primary runoff candidates to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports – our first look into their fundraising efforts since late February. These reports typically are made available online during the day today. Our Crib Sheets have been...

Campaign News as Early Voting Begins

Early voting begins Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. Monday is the deadline for primary runoff candidates to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports – our first look into their fundraising efforts since late February. These reports...

Meyers Pulls Voter ID Suit and Endorsement News

Voter ID: Judge Lawrence Meyers, the lone Democrat currently holding state office, has withdrawn a lawsuit he filed to overturn the Voter ID law. The suit is not related to a federal lawsuit before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Oral arguments are scheduled...

Early Voting Ends and Other Campaign News for May 3

Early Voting has ended for the May 7 local elections and the HD120 and HD139 special elections. HD139: A total of 200 people voted in person and another 1,173 ballots by mail were returned during the nine-day early voting period. In Bexar Co., a total of 7,374 people...