HD31: Guillen Draws GOP Challenger in Evolving District

Poteet real estate broker and State Republican Executive Committee member Marian Knowlton established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City). Knowlton is also the chair of the Atascosa Co. Republican Party....

Unusual Campaign Donations and Other News for February 28

Early voting continues through Friday. As of yesterday, turnout in the 15 counties with the most registered voters crept past 5%. Democratic primary turnout is up 92% compared to the first eight days of 2014, while Republican primary turnout is up 15% over four years...

Big Bets in Key Races Revealed in 8-day-out Reports

After 5 p.m. today, the Texas Ethics Commission posted totals for the 8-day-out reports candidates filed on Monday. The actual reports are generally not yet available, but we were able to determine many candidates’ largest donors between January 26 and February 24. We...

Incumbents Generally Ahead in 30-day-out Reports

State candidates with primary opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports on Monday. These are normally accessible online early the next morning, but today they were not available until late afternoon. We are in the process of going through the...