Candidate and Judicial Nomination News for December 14

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Please see our Crib Sheets for...

Filing Deadline Looms for 2018 Primary Candidates

The deadline to file for a place on the 2018 continues is 6 p.m. local time tomorrow. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. As far as we can tell, only four incumbents have not yet filed for re-election: Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Barbara...

State and Local Election News for December 7

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on Monday. So far, at least 377 candidates have filed for statewide, legislative and board of education offices, and at least 167 have filed to represent Texas in Congress. This means about 30% of all...

Valdez Launches Gubernatorial Bid

Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez filed in the Democratic primary to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Valdez also resigned her current office, which was required by the state’s “resign to run” law. Valdez was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected three times....

Candidate and Election News for November 29

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. GOV: Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D) is considering resigning her office as early as the end of next week in order to seek the...

Candidate Filing and Endorsement News for November 21

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. Many party offices have limited hours, or are closed entirely, for the Thanksgiving weekend. GOV: Houston council member Dwight...

State and Local Candidate News for November 14

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. GOV: Houston resident Khis DeJean formed a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R). She campaigned...

Election News for November 12

Filing for a place on the 2018 ballot began Saturday and continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. In general, we will not list individual filings here unless they represent the first formal action taken by a candidate. Please see our Crib Sheets for current...

Democrats Struggling to Fill Top of the 2018 Ballot

“For all the talk of turning Texas blue, it got significantly redder” began our wrap-up of the 2014 general election, which we published three years and a day ago, one day after Attorney General Greg Abbott defeated Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) by 20 points....