Filing and Endorsement News as Turkey Day Approaches

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this holiday week to be a fairly quiet one, and many party offices will be closed beginning Wednesday. Our Crib Sheets have the latest information of who has...

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...

Filing Has Begun and Other News for November 10

Filing for the 2020 election is underway. We typically do not list candidates who have filed in these reports unless we have not previously mentioned him or her. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 96 candidates...

3Q Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Early Frontrunners

Federal officeholders and candidates were required to file quarterly campaign finance reports today (Tuesday). Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest numbers. SEN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) out-raised the collective Democratic field, $3.2M to $2.8M, and he...

Candidate Entries and Exits for September 22

HD76 open: Lisa Tamayo, a legislative aide to the retiring Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) and a former aide of Rep. Cesar Blanco (D-El Paso), established a campaign committee for a potential run for Blanco’s seat, which he is vacating to run for Rodriguez’s seat....

Landgraf Staying Put and Other News for September 10

SD4: Porter oil and gas project manager Jay Stittleburg established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) as a Democrat. Stittleburg ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery County Judge in 2018, losing to then-Rep. Mark Keough...

Brief Candidate News for August 29

SC7: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Justice Jeff Boyd (R) for re-election. HD28 special: Katy intelligence and polygraph business owner Gary Hale filed for the seat being vacated by Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond) as a Republican. He joins Houston anesthesiologist Anna...

Conaway Set to Retire and Other News for July 30

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) has announced a press conference in Midland tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. CDT, at which he is expected to announce he will retire. Conaway is serving his seventh term. Nationally, he would be the fifth Republican retiring so far...

Candidate, Diagnosis and Endorsement News for July 29

SD12: Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) confirmed she would seek re-election in a fundraising appeal to supporters. Her official kick-off event is scheduled for October 10. HD41: Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD66:...

Candidate and Constitutional Amendment News for July 23

HD67: Frisco attorney Rocio Gosewehr Hernandez established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen), likely as a Democrat. She is at least the fifth Democrat to take a formal step toward challenging Leach. See our Crib Sheets for the...