Election News on Campaign Finance Eve

Campaign Finance Reports are due tomorrow (Monday) for federal, state and local (where required) officeholders and candidates. Federal officeholders and candidates will file July quarterly reports, which disclose contributions received and expenditures made between...

Candidate and Campaign Cash News for July 8

HD21: Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Port Neches) announced he would seek re-election to a fourth term. HD29: Rep. Ed Thompson (R-Pearland) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD112: Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Garland) announced she would seek re-election to a...

Trump Rallies the Faithful and Other News for October 22

SEN: President Trump headlined a rally for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Texas Republicans in Houston. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) were also featured speakers. Meanwhile, the Beaumont Enterprise endorsed U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso). GOV: The...

Endorsement and Ad News for October 17

LTGOV: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). LAND: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Comm. George P. Bush (R). HD103: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas). HD114 open: The Lisa...

Identifying Districts Potentially in Play, Part 6

Back in July, as part of our series of analyses identifying districts potentially in play, we found that a challenging party’s candidate raised at least half as much as the incumbent party’s candidate in 90% of the Texas legislative and congressional seats that were...

Identifying Districts Potentially in Play, Part 3

Today we continue our exploration of districts that may be in play in the general election by looking at the contribution totals of the candidates as of their July semiannual (state) and July quarterly (federal) campaign finance reports. Since 2004, 62 Texas...

Endorsement and Other Election News for February 14

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. Texas AFT COPE Endorsements: The Texas American Federation of Teachers PAC released its list of primary endorsements, which included two challengers of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). The union endorsed...

Election News for San Jacinto Day

Early Voting: Monday is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. CD21: The first of five planned Democratic candidate forums has been set for May 1 in San Marcos. At least eight candidates...