Candidate Filing and Endorsement News for November 21

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. Many party offices have limited hours, or are closed entirely, for the Thanksgiving weekend. GOV: Houston council member Dwight...

Candidate News for November 20

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. HD30: Rep. Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria) announced she would seek election. Lisa LubyRyan Rep. JasonVillalba HD114: Dallas...

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...

Congressional Candidate News for November 14

CD2 open: Kingwood property management executive Rick Walker established a campaign committee for a possible race for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) as a Republican. Meanwhile, Waverly, N.Y., caterer Mike Palmer established a campaign committee...

Candidate News for November 9

HD47: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin) for re-election. TBD: Tomball transportation sales executive Jonathan Cutlip established a campaign committee for a non-judicial state race but did not indicate an office sought. Tomball is located...

Rep. Isaac Announces Congressional Candidacy

This report has been updated throughout since we issued our Breaking News alert. Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) announced he would forego re-election to run for Congress. Isaac will seek open CD21, the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San...

Legislative and Congressional Candidate News for November 8

CD2 open: Rep. Kevin Roberts (R-Houston) formed a campaign committee and announced he would seek the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble). Roberts will not be seeking re-election to a second term in the state House. HD8 open: Palestine real estate broker...

Poe Retiring and Other Candidate News for Election Day

CD2: Seven-term U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) announced he would not seek re-election. He is the fourth Republican incumbent from Texas to announce his retirement, joining U.S. Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-Dallas), Sam Johnson (R-Plano) and Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio). U.S....

Candidate Announcement News for Election Eve

Tomorrow is the general election. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Filing for offices on the ballot in 2018 begins Saturday. GOV: Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D) said she is exploring a possible challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R). She was first elected...

Early Voting Ends and Other Election News for November 3

Early voting in person concluded today. Turnout in the state’s 15 most populous counties creeped past 2% by the end of yesterday. Through the first 11 days of early voting, less than 200K people voted in those counties out of 9.8M registered voters. This is less than...