Candidate Filing News for December 3

The filing period ends Monday. Our Crib Sheets have the latest information on candidates’ filing status. At least 436 candidates have filed for federal, statewide or legislative office so far. SD19: San Antonio resident Belinda Shvetz filed as a Democrat to...

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...

Busby Draws Challengers and Other News for July 31

Note: We cover the resignation announcement of Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond), the confirmation of Justice Jeff Brown as a federal judge and the potential for Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) to lead DFPS here. SC8: Third Court of Appeals Justice Gisela Triana (D)...

Runoff Results and Other Election News for June 29

Runoff Elections: Shirley McKellar, a four-time Democratic candidate for CD1, won today’s (Saturday’s) D3 council runoff over Pamela Phoenix, 201 votes to 173 votes. Turnout was 4.4%. In South Padre Island, Patrick McNulty won the mayoral runoff over Darla Jones, 488...

Democratic Challengers Lead Federal Fundraising Results

Pre-general campaign finance reports were due today (Thursday) from federal candidates for the general election. These reports include contributions received and expenditures made during the first 17 days of this month, a relatively short period that often produces...

Endorsements, Polls and Ads for October 23

GOV: The Beaumont Enterprise and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R). LTGOV: The Waco Tribune-Herald and Marshall News-Messenger endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). AG: The Marshall News-Messenger endorsed...

Identifying Districts Potentially in Play, Part 6

Back in July, as part of our series of analyses identifying districts potentially in play, we found that a challenging party’s candidate raised at least half as much as the incumbent party’s candidate in 90% of the Texas legislative and congressional seats that were...

A Correction, Endorsements, Ads and News for September 26

SD5: First a correction. In yesterday’s report about the Univ. of Texas’s investigation of explicit text messages allegedly sent by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), we erroneously said an undergraduate student was the recipient of those alleged messages. She is...