Election News for January 11

AG: Democratic challenger Justin Nelson’s campaign announced he raised $911K during the last six months of 2017, of which $500K came from the candidate himself. Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) has not reported his fundraising totals for the second half of 2017. As of June...

Greens Seek Comeback and Other News for January 3

Green Party: The Green Party of Texas filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to register as a political party for the 2018 general election. The party lost automatic access to the ballot when none of its 2016 statewide candidates received at least 5% of the vote....

Election News for December 21

CD27 open: The Congressional ethics panel investigating U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) has expanded its scope to include whether government resources were used for campaign activities and whether Farenthold made false statements or omissions. Farenthold...

Election News for December 20

Certified Candidates: The state’s political parties were required to submit their certified lists of candidates to the Secretary of State yesterday. We have matched those final lists to our Crib Sheets. However, we have not yet received a final list of...

CD27: Farenthold Abandons Re-election Bid

Facing a flurry of allegations of sexual harassment and abusive behavior, the specter of an ethics investigation and a field of primary challengers, four-term U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) announced he would not seek re-election. In a video posted to...

Willett Confirmed and Campaign News for December 13

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Please see our Crib Sheets for the...

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...

Federal Candidate News for December 8

SEN: Houston resident Edward Kimbrough filed in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R). CD4: Emory resident Catherine Krantz filed as a Democrat to challenge U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Rockwall). CD5 open: A David Williams filed in the Republican...