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...

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...