Endorsement and Special Election News for January 10

The 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session beings one year from today (Monday). LAND (Likely R): Sen. Dawn Buckingham’s (R-Lakeway) campaign released a list of endorsements from 44 Republican state representatives including Rep. James White (R-Hillister), who is...

Few Surprises, Save for Rick Perry, on a Busy Deadline Day

Today (Monday) was the deadline to file for partisan nomination or independent candidacy for statewide, legislative, congressional and county offices on the 2022 general election ballot. Our Crib Sheets have the latest known status of more than 1,000 candidates for...

Dowd Ends LTGOV Run and Other Candidate News for December 7

Note: We apologize that our Crib Sheets were unavailable for a big chunk of the day today (Tuesday). It was connected to the widespread AWS outage that affected numerous websites and app providers. They are back online and fully updated with the latest filings. Filing...

Filing Period Enters Home Stretch

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. GOV (Likely R): The campaign of former Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) released a new ad highlighting his conservative credentials....

Pape In, Ray Out and Other News for December 3

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. SD8 (Likely R): Plano ophthalmologist Matt Rostami established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Sen. Angela Paxton...

Taylor Leaving Senate as Middleton Seeks Promotion

Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) announced he will not seek re-election, and Rep. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville) announced he filed for the seat. Taylor was first elected to the Senate in 2012 following five terms in the House. “Having the privilege of representing...

Settlement Ends Long ‘Motor Voter’ Fight

The state reached a settlement with plaintiffs seeking to bring it in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the relevant portion of which is commonly referred to as “Motor Voter,” ending nearly seven years of litigation. Under the...

Voter Registrations Top 16M and Other News for January 21

More than 16.1M Texans are registered to vote – the largest number in state history – according to new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office. Since January 2016, the number of registered voters has grown by 14%, significantly higher...