Campaign Finance Report Highlights, HDs 51-150

HD52: Rep. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock) reported having $256K on hand as of June 30, and he raised just under $15K during the last 12 days of June. Potential primary opponent Jeremy Story raised less than $1K. HD59: Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) reported having...

Legislative Challengers and Re-election News for June 27

HD2: Royse City financial services businessman and 2016 Republican primary candidate Bryan Slaton is asking for endorsements via social media for another race against Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van), who won last year’s primary, 51%-49%. HD14: Bryan resident and Democratic...

Election News for June 21

HD46: Austin computer programmer and gay rights activist Michael Hendrix told the Austin American-Statesman’s Marty Toohey that he is considering a primary challenge of Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin). HD47: Austin registered nurse and health policy consultant Candace...

Four Challengers and an Amended Statement

Early voting continues in most jurisdictions holding June 10 runoff elections. SD8: Plano resident Brian Chaput filed paperwork establishing a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano). We are unable to...

More Observations on 8-day-out Reports

Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due yesterday for state and legislative candidates (and some local candidates) with general election opponents. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between September 29 and October 29. From this...

Campaign News for October 12

AG: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to consider Ken Paxton’s appeal to have three criminal securities fraud indictments dismissed. Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing, still faces two first-degree charges and one third-degree felony charge. A Paxton...