New Ads, a New Poll and Early Voting in SD30

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Early voting began today for the September 29 special election. Denton Mayor Chris Watts (R) released a new ad, “Game Changer,” highlighting his first priority if elected: “look at the emergency powers statutes to make sure that the...

UT Poll Has Trump Up by 4 and Other News for July 2

A new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll finds President Trump leading presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 48%-44%. “Independents,” comprising 12% of respondents, preferred Trump, 41%-27%, with nearly a third undecided. The poll found a 10-point gap...

Candidates Filing Up and Down Ballot as Deadline Looms

Correction: In yesterday’s edition, we erroneously indicated Jacey Jetton was running for Congress when we reported that U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) had endorsed him. Jetton is running to succeed the retiring state Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land). We regret...

3Q Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Early Frontrunners

Federal officeholders and candidates were required to file quarterly campaign finance reports today (Tuesday). Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest numbers. SEN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) out-raised the collective Democratic field, $3.2M to $2.8M, and he...

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:...

Candidate, Retirement and Census News for July 9

SCCJ: Bellaire attorney and Court of Appeals Justice (Dist. 14, Pl. 3) Jerry Zimmerer amended his campaign committee for a potential challenge of Chief Justice Nathan Hecht (R) as a Democrat. Zimmerer won the Place 3 seat on the 14th Court of Appeals in 2018 by...