Candidate, Endorsement and Rating News for November 20

Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 289 candidates have already filed, and likely many more have done so. We are seeing far less information from county...

Candidate and Endorsement News for November 7

Filing for the 2020 election begins on Saturday. HD24: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood) for re-election. HD147: Houston resident Colin Ross established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston)....

No Criminal Charges for Bonnen and Other News for October 24

“No criminal charges will be brought” against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) in connection with his secretly recorded meeting with Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan, Brazoria Co. Dist. Atty. Jeri Yenne (R) announced in a statement. “As repugnant as...

3Q Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Early Frontrunners

Federal officeholders and candidates were required to file quarterly campaign finance reports today (Tuesday). Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest numbers. SEN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) out-raised the collective Democratic field, $3.2M to $2.8M, and he...

Candidate and Constitutional Amendment News for July 23

HD67: Frisco attorney Rocio Gosewehr Hernandez established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen), likely as a Democrat. She is at least the fifth Democrat to take a formal step toward challenging Leach. See our Crib Sheets for the...

West, Davis Officially Running and Other News for July 22

SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) formally kicked off his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). He established a campaign committee on Friday. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, himself a former Democratic nominee for...

Moody to Seek Re-election and Other News for July 18

HD78: Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso) announced he would seek re-election to a sixth term. Moody was considering running for District Attorney for the 34th Judicial District, which includes El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth Cos. “My current role in the House gives me...

Candidate and Campaign Cash News for July 8

HD21: Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Port Neches) announced he would seek re-election to a fourth term. HD29: Rep. Ed Thompson (R-Pearland) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD112: Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Garland) announced she would seek re-election to a...

Brief Election News for June 24

Early voting concludes tomorrow (Tuesday) in the handful of jurisdictions holding runoff elections on Saturday. Voters in South Padre Island will elect a new mayor, and Tyler voters will settle the D3 council race between nurse Shirley McKellar, who has lost three...

Siegel to Challenge Fletcher and Other News for April 9

CD7: Former Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel stepped down from the Metropolitan Transit Authority board, effective immediately, to challenge U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) as a Republican. Siegel was mayor from 2004 to 2012 after serving six years on the city...