Candidate Filing News for December 4

Monday is the deadline for candidates to file for spots on the March 2020 primary ballot and minor party nominating conventions. Our Crib Sheets show candidates’ filing status. At least 458 candidates have filed for federal, statewide and legislative office so far. As...

Candidate, Endorsement and Rating News for November 20

Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 289 candidates have already filed, and likely many more have done so. We are seeing far less information from county...

7 New Candidates and Endorsement News for October 23

Early voting continues for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. HD36: Mission insurance agent Abraham Padron re-established his campaign committee for a potential Democratic primary rematch against Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. (D-Mission)....

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...

Thornberry Retiring and Other News for September 30

U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) announced he would not seek re-election, becoming the sixth Republican from Texas and 17th Republican nationally to do so. U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry “It has been a great honor for me to represent the people of the 13th District of...

Make It 15 for HD148 and Other News for September 5

HD148 special: Turns out Houston community organizer Anna Nuñez (D) did file for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), making it a 15-candidate field. She was not included in a list of candidates posted by the Secretary of State’s office last...

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...

Citizenship Question Nixed and Candidate News for July 2

The U.S. Census form that goes to all households will not include a question about citizenship, the U.S. Justice Dept. confirmed. The decision comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Commerce Dept.’s rationale for including the question was “contrived.” The...