Filing Has Begun and Other News for November 10

Filing for the 2020 election is underway. We typically do not list candidates who have filed in these reports unless we have not previously mentioned him or her. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 96 candidates...

Filing Period Set to Open for 2020 Candidates

Filing for the 2020 election begins tomorrow (Saturday). In Texas, candidates for county, state and federal elective office are nominated for the general election by their respective political parties unless they are running as an independent or write-in candidate....

Candidate News for the Day After Election Day

Filing for the 2020 election begins on Saturday. HD28 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) congratulated Gary Gates for making the runoff and tweeted that he would “ask the voters of Fort Bend County to send” Gates to Austin “to fight alongside me.” HD105: Irving...

Flores Retiring and Other Election News for September 4

U.S. Rep. Bill Flores (R-Bryan) announced he would not seek re-election, becoming the fifth Republican in the Texas delegation to voluntarily leave Congress. U.S. Rep. Bill Flores “When I originally announced that I was running for Congress in 2009, I was firm in my...

Fields Set for Trio of Legislative Special Elections

Today (Wednesday) was the deadline for candidates to file for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special elections, which will coincide with the November 5 constitutional amendment election. Seven candidates filed to run for HD28, the seat being vacated by Rep. John Zerwas...

Candidate and Special Election News for September 3

Filing Deadline: Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the deadline for candidates to file for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special elections. SD24: Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) announced she would seek re-election to a second term. HD17: Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) announced he...

Labor Day Weekend Election News

Filing Deadline: Wednesday is the deadline for candidates to file for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special elections. Entering this weekend, there were seven, two and seven candidates filed for those races, respectively. See our Crib Sheets for the latest filed and...

Special Election Filing and Candidate News for August 27

HD14: Rep. John Raney (R-Bryan) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD28 special: Four candidates have filed so far for the November 5 special election to fill the unexpired term of Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond), who is resigning effective September...

Brief Election News for August 18

Filing Deadline: Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the November 5 general election ballot. Special election candidates have later deadlines. HD28 special: Houston anesthesiologist Anna Allred established a campaign committee for a...

Rangers to Lead Bonnen Inquiry and Brief News for August 12

House Speaker: Following an hourlong executive session, the House General Investigating Committee voted unanimously to request that the Texas Rangers conduct an inquiry into a June 12 meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock)...