Many File for Legislature on Deadline Day

The deadline to file for a place on the 2018 ballot has passed. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. Reps. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) and Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) filed this afternoon, former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) filed for another...

HD13: Schubert Not Seeking Re-election

This post has been updated since we sent our Breaking News alert. Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) announced he would not seek re-election. “I care deeply for this area and this decision was not an easy one,” said the two-term legislator. “I look forward to...

Candidate Filing and Endorsement News for November 21

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. Many party offices have limited hours, or are closed entirely, for the Thanksgiving weekend. GOV: Houston council member Dwight...

Campaign News for October 12

AG: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to consider Ken Paxton’s appeal to have three criminal securities fraud indictments dismissed. Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing, still faces two first-degree charges and one third-degree felony charge. A Paxton...

Other Campaign Finance Highlights

We previously covered the 30-day-out reports for most competitive and potentially competitive House races. Since we published it, we became aware of a mistake with HD144. We erroneously used Rep. Gilbert Peña’s (R-Pasadena) July semiannual report in our...