Flurry of Congressional Candidates File at Deadline

Former Rep. Norma Chavez Seeking O’Rourke’s Open Seat Today was the deadline for federal candidates to file for a spot on the March primary ballot. The following congressional incumbents have filed primary opponents: Republicans – Michael Burgess, John...

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 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...

Election News for October 26

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Fewer than 64K of the 9.8M registered voters (0.65%) in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or...

Election News for September 12

RRC: Christi Craddick, chair of the Railroad Commission, announced she would seek re-election. HD62: Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) said he intends to support Reggie Smith, the Grayson Co. Republican Party chair, in the race to succeed him. Phillips is not seeking...

Election News for September 6

Voter ID: Oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals have been scheduled for the first week of December. The state has appealed a lower court decision ruling that invalidated the state’s Voter ID law and determined that legislation passed during the...

CD23: Gallego Passes on Rematch With Hurd

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) announced he would not make another run at reclaiming the CD23 seat from U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio). Gallego, who served a single term in Congress before being defeated by Hurd in 2014 and again in 2016, established an...

Election News for August 29

CD23: San Antonio former prosecutor Jay Hulings has established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) as a Democrat. Hulings has previously said he would run. CD32: Yesterday, we reported that Dallas paramedic Chris...

Candidate News for August 22

SD8: Angela Paxton, a Plano guidance counselor and wife of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton, is considering running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) as a Republican, multiple outlets reported. Reps. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Wylie), Jeff Leach (R-Plano), Scott...