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...

Two Congressional Districts Invalidated, Must Be Redrawn

Two of the state’s congressional districts were struck down by a unanimous panel of federal judges and must be redrawn: CD27, currently represented by U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi), and CD35, currently represented by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin)....

Election News for August 2

CD23: Gina Ortiz Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer from San Antonio, announced she will challenge U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) as a Democrat. Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) has formed an exploratory committee for what would be a third...

Election News as the Special Session Convenes

Special Session: A called session of the Texas Legislature will convene tomorrow at 10 a.m. At this point, only a single item – adjusting the Sunset review dates for several agencies – is on the call, but Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to add 19 other items via a...

Challengers and Announcements for July 5

GOV: Gov. Greg Abbott has scheduled a “special announcement,” widely expected to be an announcement for his re-election campaign, in San Antonio on July 14. LTGOV: Former Rep. Allen Vaught (D-Dallas) has taken to Facebook to seek “candid input” on whether he should...