Candidate and Polling News for October 7

SD24 open: Castroville homebuilder Raul Reyes Jr. announced he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway). Reyes unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for CD23 in 2020, losing the runoff to eventual U.S. Rep. Tony...

Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...

Draft Congressional Map Bolsters Incumbents

The draft Congressional redistricting map shows largely shores up incumbents’ districts (on both sides) but fails to create any new minority-majority or coalition districts. Based on 2020 election results, the map would result in 25 Republican (one competitive) and 13...