Filings at Near Record Pace and Other News for December 11

For the second consecutive election cycle, more Texas statewide offices, legislative seats and congressional seats are being contested by Democrats than Republicans, according to our quick analysis of preliminary candidate filing data. Of the 211 such seats on the...

Candidates Filing Up and Down Ballot as Deadline Looms

Correction: In yesterday’s edition, we erroneously indicated Jacey Jetton was running for Congress when we reported that U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) had endorsed him. Jetton is running to succeed the retiring state Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land). We regret...

Filing Period Enters Final Full Week

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this to be a busy week, and we would not be surprised if a third of all candidates file on the last day. Our Crib Sheets will keep track of candidates of whose...

Candidate Announcement and Other News for September 26

HD60 open: Graford rancher and veterinarian Glenn Rogers announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury). Rogers is a former Graford ISD trustee. HD94: Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) announced he would...

Blanco Announces for SD29 and Other News for Diez y Seis

SD29 open: Rep. César Blanco (D-El Paso) announced he would seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso). He was endorsed by fellow Reps. Art Fierro (D-El Paso), Mary González (D-Clint), Joe Moody (D-El Paso) and Pancho Nevárez (D-Eagle Pass) and by...

Bland Sworn in and Other News for September 11

SC6: Justice Jane Bland (R) was sworn in today (Wednesday) to succeed former Justice Jeff Brown (R), who was sworn in as a federal district judge. Bland must face the voters in 2020 to serve the remaining four years of Brown’s term. HD132: Former two-term Rep. Mike...

Democrats Sue Sullivan and Candidate News for August 8

Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Dallas) and the Texas Democratic Party have filed suit (PDF) in Travis Co. against Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan and an “unknown named political committee.” The suit alleges the June 12 meeting between Sullivan, Speaker Dennis...

Another Poll and Congressional Campaign News for August 6

A new Emerson Coll. poll conducted for the Dallas Morning News shows former Vice President Joe Biden (28%), former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (19%), Bernie Sanders (16%) and Elizabeth Warren (14%) leading the Democratic field in Texas. Former San Antonio Mayor Julián...