Endorsements Show the Love on Valentine’s Day (Eve)

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins Tuesday. Federal candidates’ pre-primary reports are due on February 20, and state candidates’ 8-day-out reports are due February 24. Tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for candidates to file for local offices on the...

7 New Candidates and Endorsement News for October 23

Early voting continues for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. HD36: Mission insurance agent Abraham Padron re-established his campaign committee for a potential Democratic primary rematch against Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. (D-Mission)....

Landgraf Staying Put and Other News for September 10

SD4: Porter oil and gas project manager Jay Stittleburg established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) as a Democrat. Stittleburg ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery County Judge in 2018, losing to then-Rep. Mark Keough...

Candidate and Endorsement News for August 28

SC6 open: Houston attorney and former Court of Appeals Justice Jane Bland (R) updated her campaign committee for the seat being vacated by Justice Jeff Brown (R), who has been confirmed as a federal district judge by the U.S. Senate. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has...

Conaway Set to Retire and Other News for July 30

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) has announced a press conference in Midland tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. CDT, at which he is expected to announce he will retire. Conaway is serving his seventh term. Nationally, he would be the fifth Republican retiring so far...

Newspaper Endorsement News for October 20

LTGOV: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Democratic challenger Mike Collier over Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). Courts: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Justice Jeff Brown (R) and Democratic challengers Steven Kirkland over Justice Jimmy Blacklock (R) and R.K. Sandill...

Election News for February 17

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. GOV: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Andrew White (D) in their respective primaries. LTGOV: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed challenger Scott Milder over Lt. Gov. Dan...

State of Play for Open-seat Races

Last week, we explored how the success rate of open-seat primary candidates varied with how their contribution totals ranked among their rival candidates. In general, money has been a pretty good predictor of primary success since at least 2006, the first year of our...

Campaign News for January 25

TAB Endorsements: The Texas Assoc. of Business PAC released its list of endorsements for the 2018 primaries. The list is mostly comprised of incumbents, but the group also endorsed two challengers and a few open-seat candidates. Subscribers can read more about these...