Candidate, Endorsement and Rating News for November 20

Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 289 candidates have already filed, and likely many more have done so. We are seeing far less information from county...

Bland Sworn in and Other News for September 11

SC6: Justice Jane Bland (R) was sworn in today (Wednesday) to succeed former Justice Jeff Brown (R), who was sworn in as a federal district judge. Bland must face the voters in 2020 to serve the remaining four years of Brown’s term. HD132: Former two-term Rep. Mike...

Simmons Passes on 2020 and Other News for August 15

HD65: Former Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Lewisville) announced he would not seek his former seat or run for another office in 2020. Simmons said Lewisville landscaping business owner and two-term Lewisville ISD board member Kronda Thimesch would have his “full support and...

Not Everything Is Settled A Week After the Election

A week has passed since the general election. Today was the deadline for voters who cast provisional ballots to cure whatever discrepancy prevented them from casting a regular ballot. It was also the deadline for military and overseas ballots to arrive in order to be...

Revisiting Our Election Predictions

Now that most of the dust has settled, we take a look back at our predictions about the overall state climate and specific legislative and congressional races. We’ll take each of our five predictions in order. 1. Republicans sweep statewide races, including the...