Candidate and Endorsement News for November 7

Filing for the 2020 election begins on Saturday. HD24: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood) for re-election. HD147: Houston resident Colin Ross established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston)....

Election Headlines for August 20

We’ve had a long travel day, so we’re only posting some headlines today: Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) and James Talarico (D-Round Rock) announce they will seek re-election. Greg Abbott (R) endorses Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) for re-election as he considers running...

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...

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 November 15

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. SD8 open: Concerned Women for America’s Legislative Action Committee and the Collin Co. Deputies Assoc. endorsed Angela Paxton....

Candidate Announcement News for Election Eve

Tomorrow is the general election. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Filing for offices on the ballot in 2018 begins Saturday. GOV: Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D) said she is exploring a possible challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R). She was first elected...

Election News fir September 13

HD4: Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) confirmed he would seek re-election. Gooden has two announced primary challengers: Forney pastor Marty Reid and former Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman), who has faced Gooden in every Republican primary for the seat since 2012. Gooden...

More Observations on 8-day-out Reports

Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due yesterday for state and legislative candidates (and some local candidates) with general election opponents. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between September 29 and October 29. From this...

Endorsement News for October 16

Early voting in person begins one week from tomorrow (Monday, October 24). SC: The Houston Chronicle endorsed incumbent Justices Debra Lehrmann (SC3) and Eva Guzman (SC9) and challenger Dori Contreras Garza (SC5). SD12: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram endorsed Sen. Jane...