Candidates Filing Up and Down Ballot as Deadline Looms

Correction: In yesterday’s edition, we erroneously indicated Jacey Jetton was running for Congress when we reported that U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) had endorsed him. Jetton is running to succeed the retiring state Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land). We regret...

We’ve Moved and Election News for October 27

Friends and supporters, we have relocated our website to WPEngine. We expect this transition will be seamless and invisible, but we are also aware that some issues may happen during this transition. If you have any issues logging in to our site, or if you didn’t...

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)....

Highlights of State Campaign Finance Reports

Most of 2019’s early money went to the 2022 ballot. July semiannual campaign finance reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state officeholders and candidates, including legislators and those running against them, and generally became available online today...

Beto Makes It Official and Other News for March 14

Ending months of speculation, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump (R). He is the second prominent Texan in the Democratic race, joining former San Antonio Mayor and U.S. Housing 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...

First 2020 Announcements and Other News for November 8

SC8: Justice Phil Johnson announced he would retire at the end of this year. He would have been up for re-election in 2020. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will appoint Johnson’s successor, and that appointee will not be on the ballot until he or she seeks a full term in 2020 as...