Abbott Lays Down $20M in Ad Reservations

GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) campaign has reserved nearly $20M in television, digital and Hispanic-media advertising. The buy, dubbed the first phase of reservations, includes nearly $9M in broadcast, cable, connected TV and radio advertising slots; $8M in...

Jones Holds Fundraising Edge and Other News for April 11

HD147 special (Safe D): The candidates’ 30-day-out reports campaign finance reports were due Friday in the May 7 special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), who resigned. These reports disclose contributions received and...

Harris Co. Election Chief Resigns and Other News for March 8

Harris Co.’s election administrator announced her resignation during today’s (Tuesday’s) Commissioners Court meeting. Isabel Longoria’s announcement came a little over an hour after County Judge Lina Hidalgo (D) said Longoria would be replaced. It was a rough election...

Coleman Latest to Retire as Whitmire Eyes City Hall

Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), the fifth most senior member of the House, announced he will not seek re-election, and the Dean of the Senate confirmed he would run for mayor of Houston in 2023. “I am proud to have represented the people of District 147 for the last...

Luther Eying New Campaign and Other News for Veterans Day

Thank you to all who serve and have served our country. Tom Bean salon owner and former SD30 candidate Shelley Luther is planning to announce campaign plans on Monday after she re-authorized her campaign account but did not specify a state office she might seek. Tom...

Election Eve Candidate and Endorsement News

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day across the state. In HD118 (Special), former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) faces Frank Ramirez (D) for the unexpired term of former Rep. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio). Lujan is seeking his second special election win for the seat...

Abbott Raised Nearly $2.3M During 1st Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) raised $2.27M during the first special session. His largest contributors for the period were Houston foundation president Nancy Kinder ($250K), Midland investor Douglas Scharbauer ($100K) and San Antonio alcoholic beverage distributor Alan Dreeben...

Dueling Ads in SD30 and Other News for December 2

SD30 special: Associated Republicans of Texas PAC endorsed Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). The Shelley Luther campaign released a new ad, “Drain the Swamp,” featuring her father accusing Springer of “lying about my daughter.” Last week, Springer’s campaign released...

Abbott Endorses Springer and Other News for December 1

SD30 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) over salon owner Shelley Luther. Decatur farmer Andy Hopper, who finished sixth in the special election with 4% of the vote, endorsed Luther. He was previously supporting Springer, but changed...

Field Clears for Phelan and Other News for November 5

Vote counting continues in Texas as counties process thousands of absentee ballots that arrived the day after Election Day (as permitted by law), provisional ballots that were cured by the voter and overseas military ballots, which will continue to be accepted through...