Expedited Special Elections Struggle to Find Voters

Three seats in the House of Representatives were vacant when the Legislature convened two weeks ago: HD79, an El Paso Co. seat vacated by former Rep. Joe Pickett (D-El Paso), who resigned in December, citing health reasons. HD125, a Bexar Co. seat vacated by former...

Endorsement News for October 11

GOV: Humorist Kinky Friedman, himself a former independent candidate for the state’s highest office, endorsed Libertarian nominee Mark Tippetts. “They still try to screw the Libertarians and independents,” Friedman said in a statement. “Ironically, most Texans are...

Endorsements, Ads and Other News for February 13

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released its first re-election ad focused on the Texas economy and business climate. LAND: The Dallas Morning News endorsed former Comm. Jerry Patterson (R) over...

Day After Filing Deadline News, Updates and Corrections

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Corrections We corrected three mistakes...

State Candidate Filing News for December 6

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on Monday. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. HD4 open: Gun Barrel City resident Earl Brunner established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by...