Conaway Set to Retire and Other News for July 30

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) has announced a press conference in Midland tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. CDT, at which he is expected to announce he will retire. Conaway is serving his seventh term. Nationally, he would be the fifth Republican retiring so far...

Candidate, Diagnosis and Endorsement News for July 29

SD12: Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) confirmed she would seek re-election in a fundraising appeal to supporters. Her official kick-off event is scheduled for October 10. HD41: Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD66:...

Trump Taps Ratcliffe and Other News for July 28

President Trump tweeted that he would nominate U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) to become the next Director of National Intelligence following Dan Coats’s August 15 departure. Ratcliffe’s nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation. Trump would name an acting...

Endorsements, Ads and Other News for September 25

LTGOV: The National Rifle Assoc. PAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). TLR Endorsements: Texas for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed six of the seven non-judicial statewide incumbents seeking re-election, excluding Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R). SD5: The Austin...

Election and Endorsement News for February 1

LTGOV: The Houston Chronicle’s Andrea Zelinski reported that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) campaign has purchased more than $1M in air time for advertising in the Houston TV market and $840K in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Ads are scheduled to run during the Olympics,...

Election News for January 29

AGRIC: The Texas State Rifle Assoc., Texas Exotic Wildlife Assoc. and Texas Thoroughbred Assoc. endorsed Comm. Sid Miller, according to the campaign.  The Texas Retailers Assoc. PAC endorsed challenger Trey Blocker. HD98: In an unusual move, political consultant Luke...

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...

Federal Candidate News for December 8

SEN: Houston resident Edward Kimbrough filed in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R). CD4: Emory resident Catherine Krantz filed as a Democrat to challenge U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Rockwall). CD5 open: A David Williams filed in the Republican...

Election News for November 15

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. SD8 open: Concerned Women for America’s Legislative Action Committee and the Collin Co. Deputies Assoc. endorsed Angela Paxton....