Israel Launches Mayoral Bid and Other News for January 11

Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) announced she would run to succeed term-limited Mayor Steve Adler. Israel, who did not seek re-election, had been exploring the race since September, and her formal announcement had been expected. Real estate agent and former council...

Filing and Candidate Announcement News for November 30

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. AG (Lean R): U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) filed to challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the primary, joining Land Comm. George P. Bush (R)...

Hunter Introduced House Redistricting Proposal

The draft map redrawing House districts was introduced today and scheduled for a public hearing on Monday. House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) is the first step in the legislative process and is less likely to be a final product than the other...

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...

Runoff Results and Other Election News for June 29

Runoff Elections: Shirley McKellar, a four-time Democratic candidate for CD1, won today’s (Saturday’s) D3 council runoff over Pamela Phoenix, 201 votes to 173 votes. Turnout was 4.4%. In South Padre Island, Patrick McNulty won the mayoral runoff over Darla Jones, 488...

Trump Rallies the Faithful and Other News for October 22

SEN: President Trump headlined a rally for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Texas Republicans in Houston. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) were also featured speakers. Meanwhile, the Beaumont Enterprise endorsed U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso). GOV: The...

New Challengers for Independence Weekend

With federal and state campaign finance reporting periods now closed, and the Independence Day weekend upon us, we anticipate a significant number of new candidates to announce their plans and file campaign paperwork over the next few weeks. GOV: San Antonio hospice...