Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...

Abbott Raised Nearly $2.3M During 1st Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) raised $2.27M during the first special session. His largest contributors for the period were Houston foundation president Nancy Kinder ($250K), Midland investor Douglas Scharbauer ($100K) and San Antonio alcoholic beverage distributor Alan Dreeben...

Candidate and Election News for July 1

AG: One of the three special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud case has asked to withdraw. Nicole DeBorde wrote in a legal motion that she “can no longer devote the requisite time and attention” to the case and that she received...

Wilson Called Out and Other Election News for July 19

Updated July 20 to correct HD67 candidate Matt Lagos’s occupation at his request. GOV: Houston attorney Daniel O’Neil established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott, likely as a Democrat. Meanwhile, Dallas businessman Jeffrey...

Key House Race 8-day-out Totals, Part 1

State and legislative candidates were required to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. The full reports are not yet available online, but we’re able to report summary totals for most candidates this morning. In this post, we summarize some of the hottest...

Endorsement News for February 15

HD1: The Paris News endorsed the challenger, former Rep. George Lavender (R-Texarkana). HD2: Land Commissioner George P. Bush endorsed Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van). To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS NEWS &...

House Campaign Finance Update

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Endorsement News for February 1

RRC: State Tejano Democrats endorsed former Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth). SC3: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Justice Debra Lehrmann. Young Conservatives of Texas endorsed challenger Michael Massengale. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription....

Initial Thoughts on House Campaign Finance Reports

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