Ad, Endorsement and Other Brief News for St. Patrick’s Day

CD6 special: The Susan Wright (R) campaign released its first ad, “Bright Hope,” focusing on carrying on the legacy of her late husband, former U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington). The Brian Harrison (R) campaign released its second ad, “Bleed Business,” focusing on...

Castro Passing on Cornyn Challenge and Other News for May 2

SEN: U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), who weeks ago seemed poised to enter the race, is no longer expected challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). He indicated to a Hearst reporter that he was “gonna pass” on the Senate race and if he ran for another office, it...

Early Voting, Polling and Voter Fraud News for April 25

Early voting continues through Tuesday in most jurisdictions participating in the May 4 uniform election. Generally speaking, turnout is light across the state: In Dallas Co., turnout is just north of 2% through the first four days. Turnout exceeds 5% in around three...

Leman Swearing in Set and Other News for May 24

HD13 open: Former Grimes County Judge Ben Leman will be sworn in as the newest state representative on May 31 at 11 a.m. Rep.-elect Ben Leman He is the lone remaining candidate in the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Leighton Schubert...

Gonzales Retiring and Other Election News for August 30

SD8: Angela Paxton, a Plano guidance counselor and wife of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton, filed paperwork establishing a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano). We previously reported that she was exploring the race....

Local Election News for August 16

Filing for local offices on the November 2017 ballot continues through August 21. Edinburg: Council member and Mayor Pro Tem J.R. Betancourt announced he would not seek re-election. He is the second incumbent not seeking re-election. Council member Richard Molina is...

Paxton Gets Trial Date and Other Election News for July 27

AG: The first criminal securities fraud trial of Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton will begin in Houston on December 11 before state District Judge Robert Johnson (D). The date had been recommended by Paxton’s legal team and agreed to by the state. That date is also the deadline...