Candidate News for the Day After Election Day

Filing for the 2020 election begins on Saturday. HD28 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) congratulated Gary Gates for making the runoff and tweeted that he would “ask the voters of Fort Bend County to send” Gates to Austin “to fight alongside me.” HD105: Irving...

Candidate and Election News for July 1

AG: One of the three special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud case has asked to withdraw. Nicole DeBorde wrote in a legal motion that she “can no longer devote the requisite time and attention” to the case and that she received...

Election and Endorsement News for February 1

LTGOV: The Houston Chronicle’s Andrea Zelinski reported that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) campaign has purchased more than $1M in air time for advertising in the Houston TV market and $840K in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Ads are scheduled to run during the Olympics,...

Year-end Campaign Finance Report Highlights

Year-end campaign finance reports were due today for federal officeholders and candidates. We have updated our Crib Sheet with all reports we’ve seen as of midnight tonight. We will continue to update our numbers as filings become available. Expect it to take at least...

By the Numbers: Legislators to Washington

46% Success rate of incumbent Texas legislators running for Congress since 2000. Two incumbent Texas senators and three state representatives are seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress in 2018. Since 2000, six of the 13 incumbent legislators running for Congress have won...

Election News for August 16

Redistricting: Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state will appeal yesterday’s federal district court ruling invalidating two congressional districts directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeal is expected to be filed this week, unless the state requests and is...

Election News for San Jacinto Day

Early Voting: Monday is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. CD21: The first of five planned Democratic candidate forums has been set for May 1 in San Marcos. At least eight candidates...