FBI Targets Cuellar and Other News for January 20

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the home and campaign office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) yesterday according to multiple news reports. In a statement, Cuellar said he “will fully cooperate in any investigation [and] is committed to ensuring that...

Endorsement and Special Election News for January 10

The 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session beings one year from today (Monday). LAND (Likely R): Sen. Dawn Buckingham’s (R-Lakeway) campaign released a list of endorsements from 44 Republican state representatives including Rep. James White (R-Hillister), who is...

Endorsement and Fundraising News for January 5

SD11 open (Likely R): Texas Values Action endorsed Rep. Mayes Middleton (R). HD52 open (Lean R): Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Caroline Harris (R). CD8 open (Safe R): Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Christian Collins (R). CD35 open (Safe D): Austin council member...

Endorsement News and a Correction for January 4

Correction: Yesterday, we reported Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola) had endorsed Ben Bius to succeed him in HD12 (Safe R). All of that is true except the “succeed him” part – Bius is challenging Rep. Kyle Kacal (R-College Station) in HD12. Leman is not seeking re-election to...

Gohmert Exploring Challenge of Paxton

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a primary challenge of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). Gohmert said he needed to raise $1M in the next 10 days to enter the race for AG (Lean R). To put that in perspective, he has...

Lucio, Frullo Retiring; Rodriguez Running for Congress

Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) and Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock) announced they would not seek re-election, and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) announced he is running for Congress. Lucio’s decision to retire reverses his previous announcement he would seek...

House, Senate Redistricting Plans Head to Abbott’s Desk

The Senate passed House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), the House’s redistricting plan for itself, with no amendments or discussion, which is traditional for passing the other chamber’s plan for itself. The House passed Senate Bill 4 by Sen. Joan...