Israel, Paddie Decide Not to Seek Re-election

Reps. Celia Israel (D-Austin) and Chris Paddie (R-Marsahll) announced they would not seek re-election to the House. “After four legislative sessions and all the special sessions that came with them, I am ready for a new challenge,” Israel said in a statement...

Endorsement and Candidate News for November 11

Filing for the 2020 election is underway. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 119 candidates have already filed. HD1: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston) for re-election. HD26: Two-time...

Trump Taps Ratcliffe and Other News for July 28

President Trump tweeted that he would nominate U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) to become the next Director of National Intelligence following Dan Coats’s August 15 departure. Ratcliffe’s nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation. Trump would name an acting...

Election News for September 6

Voter ID: Oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals have been scheduled for the first week of December. The state has appealed a lower court decision ruling that invalidated the state’s Voter ID law and determined that legislation passed during the...

Initial Thoughts on House Campaign Finance Reports

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