Marchant Retires and Other News for August 5

CD24 open: U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell) announced he would not seek re-election to an eighth term. “I want to thank the constituents of the 24th District of Texas for letting me serve,” Marchant said in a statement. “I look forward to being back in Texas...

Early Voting Begins and Other News for May 28

Early voting began today (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. Turnout today (including mail ballots) in Dallas Co. was 0.9% of eligible registered voters, which includes all of Dallas and portions of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Grand Prairie,...

Candidate News for March 27

Our Crib Sheets include all the federal and state candidates we know have made formal filings, announced plans or otherwise taken a formal step toward running in 2020. HD47: Austin beer brewer and police officer Justin Berry established a campaign committee for an...

Enthusiasm, Endorsements and Other News for September 23

Voter Enthusiasm: A new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll highlights a couple of stark realities faced by U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) and Democrats across the state trying to build a blue wave. Their core constituencies are, yet again, less interested...

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....

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...

Election News for June 25

CD11: Llano rancher and former State Democratic Executive Committee member Jennie Lou Leeder has established a federal campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) as a Democrat. In 2016, she ran unsuccessfully for the open SD24...