Candidate Filings and Announcements for October 9

GOV: Former Balch Springs Mayor Cedrick David Sr. announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne announced his candidacy this weekend (We previously reported his entry into the race.). At least...

10 New Candidates Take Steps Toward 2018 Campaigns

GOV: Arlington resident Edward Lee Nash formed a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R). We were unable to determine his occupation and political affiliation definitively. HD10: Seven Points resident Matt Savino formed a campaign...

Candidate Announcements and Filings for August 25

GOV: Plano entrepreneur and music executive Byron Bradford established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) as an independent. SD8: The Phillip Huffines campaign announced the endorsement of 39 Republican precinct chairs. Meanwhile,...

Election News for August 15

Special Session: The First Called Session of the Texas Legislature has adjourned sine die. Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill increasing penalties for committing mail-ballot fraud. Senate Bill 5 by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) also repeals a bill,...

Election News for August 10

GOV: Austin musician Thor Harris announced on Twitter that he would challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R) but did not indicate a political affiliation. House Speaker: Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound), chair of the House Republican Caucus, has called a meeting of the caucus...

Wilson Called Out and Other Election News for July 19

Updated July 20 to correct HD67 candidate Matt Lagos’s occupation at his request. GOV: Houston attorney Daniel O’Neil established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott, likely as a Democrat. Meanwhile, Dallas businessman Jeffrey...

Election News as the Special Session Convenes

Special Session: A called session of the Texas Legislature will convene tomorrow at 10 a.m. At this point, only a single item – adjusting the Sunset review dates for several agencies – is on the call, but Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to add 19 other items via a...

Election News for July 16

GOV: On the day Gov. Greg Abbott formally announced his plans to seek re-election, Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne announced he would seek the Democratic nomination and pledged to loan his campaign $2.5M. He is the second Democrat to take a formal step toward...