State Candidate and Endorsement News for November 16

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. BoFrench Rep. Charlie Geren HD99: Fort Worth security solutions businessman and 2016 primary challenger Bo French announced he...

Empower Texans Endorses First Challengers of 2018

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans released a series of legislative primary endorsements focusing on challengers and open-seat races. HD2: The group endorsed challenger Bryan Slaton in his rematch against Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van). The group previously...

Candidate News and Announcements for October 23

Early Voting is underway for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. SD10: Democratic challenger Beverly Powell resigned her seat on the Burleson ISD Board of Trustees to “focus full-time on her race” for SD10. Powell will continue to serve until...

Election News for June 6

Early voting concluded today in jurisdictions holding June 10 runoff elections and continued in jurisdictions holding June 17 runoff elections. SD10: Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) formally announced her re-election bid. HD23: Wallisville oil company president and...

Faircloth Gets Potential Primary Challenger in Middleton

Wallisville oil company president and conservative activist David “Mayes” Middleton has filed paperwork establishing a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of two-term Rep. Wayne Faircloth (R-Dickinson). Middleton, a board member of the Texas Public...

Key House Race 8-day-out Report Highlights

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...

Campaign News for October 25

PRES: The Dallas Morning News’s Jamie Lonegrove tweeted total campaign contributions to presidential nominees from Texas in the last three election cycles. He determined that Hillary Clinton’s $18.3M is almost equal to Barack Obama’s 2012 efforts ($18.6M) and ahead of...

Endorsement News for October 23

PRES: Calling her the “least objectionable choice,” the Beaumont Enterprise endorsed Hillary Clinton. The Bryan-College Station Eagle “reluctantly” endorsed Clinton. The Galveston Daily News endosed Clinton, “which is the newspaper’s first endorsement of a Democratic...

Key House Race Campaign Finance Update

State and legislative candidates with general election opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports on Tuesday. These reports cover all contributions received and expenditures made between July 1 and September 29, and they are a good barometer...

Initial Thoughts on July Campaign Finance Reports

Semiannual campaign finance reports were due Friday, covering either (1) the first six months of the year for candidates who had no primary opponent or (2) the period since the end of the 8-day-out reporting period of either the primary or primary runoff election (or...