Endorsement News for February 9

Early voting in person for the March 6 primary begins in 10 days. Early voting begins on a Tuesday this year because Monday, February 19 is a federal holiday. SD30: Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) endorsed Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) over Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls)....

Special Election and Campaign News for February 3

Special Elections DeSoto: Nicole Raphiel appears to have won a special election by 5 votes over Van Stripling. Fewer than 2% of voters turned out for the election to fill an unexpired council term. Longview: Barber school owner Wray Wade appears to have beaten his...

Year-end Campaign Finance Report Highlights

Year-end campaign finance reports were due today for federal officeholders and candidates. We have updated our Crib Sheet with all reports we’ve seen as of midnight tonight. We will continue to update our numbers as filings become available. Expect it to take at least...

Endorsement and Election News for January 15

Updated Jan. 18 with new information on one of the new filed candidates. The filing period for local offices on the May 5 uniform election ballot begins Wednesday and runs until February 16. Sixty of the state’s 100 most populous cities have at least one office up for...

Election News for January 11

AG: Democratic challenger Justin Nelson’s campaign announced he raised $911K during the last six months of 2017, of which $500K came from the candidate himself. Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) has not reported his fundraising totals for the second half of 2017. As of June...

Redistricting Update and Other Election News for January 9

Redistricting: The U.S. Supreme Court will once again consider the state’s redistricting case at its conference on Friday. Meanwhile, a three-judge federal panel ruled that Tennessee’s congressional map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander and ordered new maps...

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...

Congressional Candidate News for November 14

CD2 open: Kingwood property management executive Rick Walker established a campaign committee for a possible race for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) as a Republican. Meanwhile, Waverly, N.Y., caterer Mike Palmer established a campaign committee...