Luther Eying New Campaign and Other News for Veterans Day

Thank you to all who serve and have served our country. Tom Bean salon owner and former SD30 candidate Shelley Luther is planning to announce campaign plans on Monday after she re-authorized her campaign account but did not specify a state office she might seek. Tom...

Biedermann Opts to Retire and Other News for October 29

Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) announced he would not seek re-election. In a statement, Biedermann said in a statement that he is “looking forward to spending more time with my family and focusing on growing” his hardware business. He faced increasing...

Candidate and Quorum Litigation News for August 17

HD10 special: U.S. Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) endorsed former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) to fill his unexpired state House term. HD3: Magnolia real estate agent and Montgomery ISD trustee Kelly McDonald established a campaign committee for a potential primary...

Trump Taps Ratcliffe and Other News for July 28

President Trump tweeted that he would nominate U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) to become the next Director of National Intelligence following Dan Coats’s August 15 departure. Ratcliffe’s nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation. Trump would name an acting...

Texas Avoids ‘Bail In’ and Other News for July 24

A panel of federal judges overseeing the long-running litigation over the state’s legislative and congressional districts has denied plaintiffs’ motions to put Texas back under a federal preclearance regime before making changes to districts or election laws....

Endorsements, Ads and Other News for October 2

SD16: Quorum Report reported former Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) endorsed Democratic challenger Nathan Johnson over Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) a day after endorsing the Democratic challenger to Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood), who ousted Deuell in the 2014 Republican...

State and Local Candidate News for November 14

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. GOV: Houston resident Khis DeJean formed a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R). She campaigned...

‘Trump Effect’ Limited to Trump in Collin Co.

At least in Collin Co., the so-called “Trump effect” was limited to Trump himself. Democrats gained some ground on Republicans in terms of straight-ticket voters, but full-ballot voters remained friendly to all Republicans not named Trump. All five House districts...

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...