Endorsement News for February 9

Early voting in person for the March 6 primary begins in 10 days. Early voting begins on a Tuesday this year because Monday, February 19 is a federal holiday. SD30: Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) endorsed Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) over Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls)....

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...

Schubert Resigning and Other Election News for January 26

Schubert Resigning: Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) announced he would resign effective February 4 to join Blinn College in its legal affairs office. A special election will be held to fill Schubert’s unexpired term. It is highly unlikely that it will coincide...

Redistricting Update and Other Election News for January 9

Redistricting: The U.S. Supreme Court will once again consider the state’s redistricting case at its conference on Friday. Meanwhile, a three-judge federal panel ruled that Tennessee’s congressional map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander and ordered new maps...

Election News for January 7

Redistricting: The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as early as tomorrow whether it will hear the state’s appeal of federal court rulings invalidating two of the state’s congressional and nine state House districts. The case was scheduled to be considered as part of...

Federal Candidate News for December 6

CD2 open: Houston attorney amd former surgeon Jon Spiers filed in the Republican primary to run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble), becoming the seventh Republican to do so. CD6 open: Mel Hassell and Troy Ratterree filed in the Republican...

Federal Candidate News for November 27

CD2 open: Houston educator and Annie’s List steering committee* member Silky Malik established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) as a Democrat. She is at least the seventh Democrat to take a formal step...

Candidate News for November 26

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. Many party offices had limited hours, or were closed entirely, during the Thanksgiving weekend. LTGOV: Petersburg resident Kerry...

Congressional Candidate News for November 14

CD2 open: Kingwood property management executive Rick Walker established a campaign committee for a possible race for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) as a Republican. Meanwhile, Waverly, N.Y., caterer Mike Palmer established a campaign committee...