Brief Endorsement and Litigation News for January 6

LTGOV (Lean R): The Texas Medical Assoc. TEXPAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). AG (Lean R): Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) has petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to rule that he and his office have sovereign immunity from claims under the Texas Whistleblower Act. Two...

Beckley Enters LTGOV Race, Deshotel Rumored to Retire

LTGOV (Lean R): Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) announced she would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). Beckley had been running for Congress but suspended her campaign shortly after the new maps were approved. No sitting state...

Updates to Details of Key House Race Reports

Yesterday’s report about campaign finance results for key House races was missing details about a number of Democratic candidates’ 8-day-out reports. To be clear, they filed their reports on time, but the contribution and expenditure details were not yet available...

Early Voting Begins for High Stakes Election

Early voting has begun across Texas for the November 3 general election and continues through October 30. By most accounts, turnout is off to a torrid start. The Harris Co. Clerk’s office tweeted that 128K people voted in person today, plus 41K absentee ballots...