Israel Launches Mayoral Bid and Other News for January 11

Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) announced she would run to succeed term-limited Mayor Steve Adler. Israel, who did not seek re-election, had been exploring the race since September, and her formal announcement had been expected. Real estate agent and former council...

Republican Target List Necessarily Overlooks Toss Up Race

Yesterday (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. Today (Tuesday) was the deadline to withdraw that application. Our Crib...

Gohmert In, Krause Out of AG Race

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) confirmed that he will challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) in the primary, while Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) exited the statewide race and will instead run for Tarrant Co. district attorney. In a video, Gohmert said he reached his...

Deshotel Announces Retirement, Dominguez Seeks Promotion

Rep. Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont) announced he would not seek a 13th term, and Rep. Alex Dominguez (D-Brownsville) won’t seek a third term as he instead runs to succeed the retiring Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville). “After over half my life in some sort of public...

Beckley Enters LTGOV Race, Deshotel Rumored to Retire

LTGOV (Lean R): Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) announced she would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). Beckley had been running for Congress but suspended her campaign shortly after the new maps were approved. No sitting state...

O’Rourke Announces Gubernatorial Run

GOV (Likely R): Seeking to recapture the mojo of 2018 without any of the side effects from his 2020 presidential campaign, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced he would challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R). O’Rourke came within 3 points of ousting U.S. Sen....

Lujan Nears $500K as Statewide Turnout Surpasses 2%

Early voting continues through Friday for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Monday), the eighth day of early voting, statewide turnout inched over 2% of registered voters. A little over 350K of the state’s...

Candidate and Redistricting News for October 14

HD37 open: San Benito licensed professional counselor and San Benito CISD board member Janie Lopez announced she would run as a Republican for what would be open HD37 as it is drawn in the plan approved by the House. HD38: Brownsville attorney Erin Gamez announced she...

Primary Voters Deliver Sitton Shocker and Runoffs Aplenty

Slow reporting of numbers – early voting and Election Day – muddled some views that are normally clear much earlier in the evening, but we now have a fairly complete picture of the winners, losers and runoff participants. Vote percentages below are unofficial and as...