10 New Candidates Take Steps Toward 2018 Campaigns

GOV: Arlington resident Edward Lee Nash formed a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R). We were unable to determine his occupation and political affiliation definitively. HD10: Seven Points resident Matt Savino formed a campaign...

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...

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 for May 17

Single-punch Elimination: By a 20-10 party-line vote, the Senate tentatively approved a bill that would end single-punch voting for all a political party’s candidates. Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), sponsor of House Bill 25 by Rep. Ron Simmons...

Election News for May 10

SEN: Political commentator Matthew Dowd has decided against challenging U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as an independent. Dowd faced nearly impossible odds of winning as an independent facing headwind of Texans’ high rate of straight-party voting. CD32: Dallas “unsettling...

Election News for May 9

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 11 is the deadline to register to vote for any runoff election being held June 10. Rep. RonSimmons Single-punch Elimination: House Bill 25 by Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) will be heard in the Senate Business & Commerce...

Election News for May 5

Election Day is tomorrow (Saturday) for many local jurisdictions across the state. We will have live coverage of selected races beginning at 7 p.m. SD8: The Dallas Morning News’s Gromer Jeffers Jr. reported Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) is waiting for Sen. Van Taylor...

Huffines Brothers Lose, Gain a Challenger

Rep. JeffLeach SD8: Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) announced he would not seek the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano). “I feel led to remain right where I am and continue to fight for the conservative cause in the House,” Leach said in a Facebook...