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...

Filing and Endorsement News as Turkey Day Approaches

Filing for the 2020 primary elections and nominating conventions continues through December 9. We expect this holiday week to be a fairly quiet one, and many party offices will be closed beginning Wednesday. Our Crib Sheets have the latest information of who has...

Blanco Announces for SD29 and Other News for Diez y Seis

SD29 open: Rep. César Blanco (D-El Paso) announced he would seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso). He was endorsed by fellow Reps. Art Fierro (D-El Paso), Mary González (D-Clint), Joe Moody (D-El Paso) and Pancho Nevárez (D-Eagle Pass) and by...

Marchant Retires and Other News for August 5

CD24 open: U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell) announced he would not seek re-election to an eighth term. “I want to thank the constituents of the 24th District of Texas for letting me serve,” Marchant said in a statement. “I look forward to being back in Texas...

Johnson Takes Oath in Dallas and Other News for June 17

Correction: We mischaracterized a Wichita Falls ISD election in two recent reports. It was a tax ratification election, not a bond election. We relied on several local news reports that referred to it as a bond election. Since we were more interested in the nature of...

Congressional Candidate and Local Election News for May 22

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously referred to Ron Nirenberg as a “mayoral challenger.” He is the Mayor of San Antonio. We regret the error and have corrected it. CD8: Spring resident Jacob Osborne established a campaign committee for a potential...

A Correction, Endorsements, Ads and News for September 26

SD5: First a correction. In yesterday’s report about the Univ. of Texas’s investigation of explicit text messages allegedly sent by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), we erroneously said an undergraduate student was the recipient of those alleged messages. She is...

Early Voting Updates and More News for June 11

Correction: In yesterday’s post, we overlooked the fact that 2014 Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Kathie Glass also visited all 254 of the state’s counties during her campaign. We regret the error and have updated that post. Early voting concludes tomorrow (Tuesday)...

Corrections to Our Day One Early Voting Report

After reviewing the early voting turnout numbers posted by the Secretary of State today, we re-examined several numbers we reported last night and realized that we made some mistakes. We obtain same-day voter counts and, in some cases, rosters from county elections...

Campaign News for November 2

Correction: On Tuesday, we erroneously reported that San Antonio business consultant Fernando Padron ran in the 2016 Democratic primary for Bexar Co. tax assessor-collector. He actually ran in the Republican primary. We regret the error and have updated the post and...

Election News for October 5

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously identified the Williamson County Judge as former Rep. Dan Gattis (R-Georgetown). Judge Dan A. Gattis is of course the father of former Rep. Gattis. We regret the error. AG: The office of Kaufman Co. District Attorney...