Endorsement and Fundraising News for January 5

SD11 open (Likely R): Texas Values Action endorsed Rep. Mayes Middleton (R). HD52 open (Lean R): Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Caroline Harris (R). CD8 open (Safe R): Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Christian Collins (R). CD35 open (Safe D): Austin council member...

Brief Election News for New Year’s Eve Eve

Happy New Year! AGRIC (Likely R): Former President Trump endorsed Comm. Sid Miller (R) for re-election. SD11 open (Likely R): Former President Trump endorsed Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville). HD19 open (Safe R): Retiring Rep. Terry Wilson (R-Granite Shoals)...

Census Reveals a More Diverse, Unevenly Growing Texas

The U.S. Census Bureau released block-level data needed for redistricting today (Thursday). The state’s total population of 29.1M was previously announced with the congressional apportionment data. Today’s release includes far more detail and at a much more granular...

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...

Guzman Set to Challenge Paxton

As expected, former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman (R) filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission indicating she would challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the Republican primary. She joins Land Comm. George P. Bush (R), who previously announced his...

Dems Aim to Register 2M Voters and Other News for June 8

The Texas Democratic Party announced a new $1.7M voter registration program, Project Texas, which aims to register 2M voters, which would be just about everyone who is eligible but not registered. The Democratic Party’s announcement included an estimate of 3M eligible...

Trump Endorses Abbott and Other News for June 1

Early voting ended today (Tuesday) in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections and began in jurisdictions holding June 12 runoff elections. GOV: Former President Trump endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for re-election. “No Governor has done more to secure the Border...