Wray Announces Candidacy and Other News for July 29

HD10 open: As expected, former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) announced he would seek the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep.-elect Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie). “I took time off to spend more time with my family and or Ellis County community,” Wray said in a statement....

By the Numbers: Special Election Turnout

23rd Likely rank of yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) special runoff election in terms of turnout, compared to all legislative and congressional special and runoff elections since 2013 that did not coincide with an even-year November general election. Unofficial...

Ellzey Wins Runoff Over Trump-backed Wright

State Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) stunned the President Trump-endorsed Susan Wright, 53%-47%, to win the unexpired term of Wright’s late husband, former U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington). Wright finished first in the May 1 special election thanks to Trump’s late...

Trump Endorses Paxton, Rallies for Wright on Election Eve

Former President Trump endorsed Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) for re-election. In a statement, Trump said Paxton “has been bravely on the front line in the fight for Texas, and America, against the vicious and very dangerous Radical Left Democrats, and the foolish and...

TLR Backs Buckingham and Other News for July 21

CD6 special: Early voting continues through Friday for the July 27 special runoff election. In Tarrant Co., in-person voting again ticked upward to just over 1,800 votes cast, bringing the three-day total of in-person and absentee voters to more than 7K (2.1% of...

Early Voting Underway for CD6 Runoff

CD6 special: Early voting began today (Monday) and runs through Friday for the July 27 special runoff election. In Tarrant Co., nearly 3,700 people have voted early in person or by mail, comprising 1.1% of registered voters in the Tarrant Co. portion of the district....

House Democrats Break Quorum Over Election Bills

More than 50 House Democrats left the state today (Monday) for Washington, D.C., with the intent to break quorum to prevent passage of Republican-backed election legislation. Unlike their quorum break near the end of the regular session, this action may compel them to...

Election Bills Set for Hearings and Other News for July 9

The First Called Session of the 87th Legislature convened yesterday (Thursday). Both chambers’ election bills will be heard in their respective committees tomorrow. The Senate State Affairs Committee will consider Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), the...

White Challenging Miller and Other News for June 30

Rep. James White (R-Hillister) announced in an email to “Friends and Patriots” that he is challenging Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R) in the Republican primary. White had previously hinted that he might run statewide following his announcement that he would not seek...