Candidate News for October 15

Campaign Finance: Today is the deadline for federal officeholders and candidates to file quarterly campaign finance reports if required. We will explore the results of those reports during the week. ED7: Katy researcher and tutor Eliz Markowitz established a campaign...

Election News for July 26

Special Session: A bill intended to prevent mail-in ballot fraud was passed by the Senate, 21-10. Senate Bill 5 by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) would increase penalties for voter fraud committed via mail-in ballots, particularly for individuals...

Election News for July 25

HD18: Huntsville software consultant Garrett Cradduck established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Ernest Bailes (R-Shepherd). Social media activity indicates he may be running as a Tea Party Republican or a Libertarian. However, Cradduck is a...

Election News for July 16

GOV: On the day Gov. Greg Abbott formally announced his plans to seek re-election, Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne announced he would seek the Democratic nomination and pledged to loan his campaign $2.5M. He is the second Democrat to take a formal step toward...

Primary Runoff Election Day Campaign News

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time across Texas tomorrow for the primary runoff election. Our live coverage will begin shortly after 7 p.m. RRC open: Former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) reported receiving $2.5K from the Texas Home School Coalition PAC...

Johnson Sworn In and Other Campaign News for May 19

Rep. Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) was sworn in today at Houston City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner administered the oath of office with Johnson’s new colleague, Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston), standing nearby. Johnson faces Kimberly Willis in Tuesday’s...

Campaign News as Early Voting Begins

Early voting begins Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. Monday is the deadline for primary runoff candidates to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports – our first look into their fundraising efforts since late February. These reports...

Campaign News for May 11

SEN: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he would seek re-election in 2018 and reactivated his federal Ted Cruz for Senate campaign committee. AG: The Ken Paxton campaign released a 4-minute video, “I’m Standing and Fighting,” in which Paxton denies the criminal charges against...

Early Voting and Campaign News for May 2

Early voting: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the last day to vote early in person for the May 7 local elections and the HD120 and HD139 special elections. In Harris Co., a total of 158 people have voted in person and another 1,170 by mail in the HD139 special election through...

Campaign News for April 13

TREPAC Endorsements: The Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC announced its runoff endorsements: RRC open: Gary Gates SD1 open: Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) SD24 open: Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene) HD5 open: Cole Hefner HD18 open: Ernest Bailes HD27: Rep. Ron Reynolds...

Campaign News for April 6

RRC open: Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) and former RRC Chair Michael Williams endorsed former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center). Former candidate Weston Martinez endorsed Gary Gates. Martinez finished fifth in the primary with 10% of the vote. SD1 open: Former Lt. Gov. Bill...