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...

Just 10K Early Voters in SD6 and Other News for December 7

SD6 special: Early voting has ended for the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. and current U.S. Rep.-elect Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston). Just over 10K people voted in person or by mail during the 12-day early voting period. Mail ballots represent...

Talarico Sworn in and Other News for November 20

HD52: Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) was sworn in today to fill the remainder of former Rep. Larry Gonzales’s (R-Round Rock) unexpired term. Talarico won the special election on the same day he was elected to a full term beginning in January. HD108: The Secretary...

Jones Concedes and Other News for November 19

CD23: Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones conceded to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio), who was narrowly elected to a third term. Hurd is the first person elected to at least a third term from CD23 since former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla’s last successful...

Newspaper Endorsement News for October 20

LTGOV: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). Courts: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Justice Jeff Brown (R) and Democratic challengers Steven Kirkland over Justice Jimmy Blacklock (R) and R.K. Sandill...

Clardy Files for Speaker and Other News for August 20

Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission establishing his Speaker campaign. He is the fifth member of the House to do so, joining Reps. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), Phil King (R-Weatherford), Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) and John...

Independents Certified and Other News for June 27

The Secretary of State has certified eight independent candidates for the November general election ballot. All but one of the certified candidates are seeking congressional seats: Scott Cubbler of Houston for CD2 Benjamin Hernandez of Houston for CD9 Kesha Rogers of...