House, Senate Redistricting Plans Head to Abbott’s Desk

The Senate passed House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), the House’s redistricting plan for itself, with no amendments or discussion, which is traditional for passing the other chamber’s plan for itself. The House passed Senate Bill 4 by Sen. Joan...

Candidate and Redistricting News for October 14

HD37 open: San Benito licensed professional counselor and San Benito CISD board member Janie Lopez announced she would run as a Republican for what would be open HD37 as it is drawn in the plan approved by the House. HD38: Brownsville attorney Erin Gamez announced she...

TLR Endorses Wray, del Rosal

HD10 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) to succeed now-U.S. Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie). HD114 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Luisa del Rosal (R) for the seat being vacated by Rep. John Turner...

TLR Backs Buckingham and Other News for July 21

CD6 special: Early voting continues through Friday for the July 27 special runoff election. In Tarrant Co., in-person voting again ticked upward to just over 1,800 votes cast, bringing the three-day total of in-person and absentee voters to more than 7K (2.1% of...

Turner Announces Retirement and Other News for June 28

Rep. John Turner (D-Dallas) announced he would not seek re-election. “Another campaign and another full legislative session are not compatible with the time I need to devote at this stage in life to being a father and husband,” Turner said in a statement. “I hope I...

New Ads and a New Effort to Nix Early Voting Extension

To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SD30 special (safe Republican): Early voting continues through Friday for the September 29 special election. Through yesterday (Tuesday), just under 29K people have voted in person or by mail. HD67 (Toss Up):...

Analysis of Key Dallas County House Races

Dallas Co. was the epicenter of Democrats’ 2018 surge. They flipped five House seats, one Senate seat and one congressional seat. They swept every countywide office. Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) doubled up U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, beating him by 33 points....