Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...

Challenger News and a Correction for August 15

Correction: In Thursday’s report, we mis-named the federal agency where HD10 candidate Brian Harrison served as chief of staff. He served at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. We regret the error and have corrected the online edition of the report. SD31:...

Election Bills Advance Following Marathon Hearings

After a nearly 24-hour hearing, a House committee advanced the special session’s key election legislation, a provision of which would prevent counties from offering 24-hour voting opportunities. House Bill 3 by Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction) passed out of the Select...

Endorsement and Other Election News for April 13

Early voting for the May 1 general and special elections begins on April 19. The nonpartisan League of Women Voters has released Voters Guides for municipal and other local elections in many areas of Texas. Correction: In our most recent report, we erroneously...

Weather-challenged Early Voting Ends in HD68

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously said Tuesday’s special runoff election for HD68 was Saturday. It is indeed Tuesday. HD68 special: Early voting concluded today (Friday) as North Texas continued to dig out of this week’s winter storms. Through...

Brief Election News for May 31

Correction: In our most recent report, we mangled the name of CD4 candidate Jason Ross by combining it with Gov. Greg Abbott (R). We regret the error and have corrected it online. State Conventions: The Texas Democratic Party kicks off its virtual state convention...

Endorsement, Fundraising and Recount News for January 17

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously gave HD60 candidate Jon Francis someone else’s first name. We have corrected our story and regret the error. HD2: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed both of Rep. Dan Flynn’s (R-Van) primary challengers: Doc Collins and...

Independent Filings and Endorsement News for January 9

Forty-four candidates filed declarations of intent to run as an independent for U.S. Senate, Congress, the Texas Senate and the Texas House by the December 9 deadline. This is down from the 68 who filed declarations for 2018 but still much higher than the 15 who filed...