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...

Filing and Turnout News for Deadline Eve

Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the March 3 primary ballot as a Democrat or Republican, or to be eligible to receive the nomination of the Green or Libertarian Parties at their conventions. It is also the deadline for candidates...

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...

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...

Candidate Filing News for December 4

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. HD99: 2016 Republican primary candidate Bo French and his wife Sheridan have filed a defamation lawsuit against David Sorensen, a...

Democrats Post Gains Across Much of Harris Co.

Harris Co. voters cast a record 472K straight-ticket Democratic votes in the general election, up 16% from 2012, while the number of straight-ticket Republican votes fell slightly from 2012. Democrats cut into Republicans’ advantage in all 11 state House districts won...

HD146: Thierry Chosen to Replace Miles

The 24 precinct chairs present for this morning’s meeting selected attorney Shawn Thierry by a 13-11 runoff vote to replace Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston) on the general election ballot, effectively electing her to the Legislature in January. Miles was running...

Campaign News for August 4

HD92: The League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forum tonight at the Hurst Public Library. Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford), his Democratic challenger Kim Leach, and Green Party candidate Travis Christal participated. Videos posted to social media showed it to...

Campaign News for August 3

HD120: Rep.-elect Laura Thompson (I-San Antonio) did not qualify for the general election ballot as an independent candidate and thus cannot seek re-election except as a write-in candidate. She has until August 22 to file a “declaration of write-in candidacy” and...