Patrick Seeking Re-election and Other News for June 10

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced he would seek re-election to a third term. Patrick’s campaign account had $19.5M on hand as of December 31, the highest cash-on-hand figure ever reported by a Texas lieutenant governor. As of that date, Patrick has raised $43.1M...

Lang Changes His Mind and Other News for September 27

Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury) will seek re-election after all, making the announcement just two days after announcing he would run for county office. The two-term representative and chair of the House Freedom Caucus had previously announced plans for re-election and...

Candidate, Diagnosis and Endorsement News for July 29

SD12: Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) confirmed she would seek re-election in a fundraising appeal to supporters. Her official kick-off event is scheduled for October 10. HD41: Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission) announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. HD66:...

New Candidates and Other News for June 23

HD41: Mission physician John R. Guerra established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission), likely as a Republican. John Guerra unsuccessfully ran for Mission city council P4 in 2018 (22%) and mayor of Mission in 2014 (20%)....

Key House Race Campaign Finance Results

Note: This report has been updated since we issued our Breaking News alert. State, legislative and local (where required) candidates facing general election opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. Most of those have become...

Many File for Legislature on Deadline Day

The deadline to file for a place on the 2018 ballot has passed. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. Reps. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) and Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) filed this afternoon, former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio) filed for another...

Election News for August 3

House Speaker: The House Freedom Caucus wrote to Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound), chair of the Texas House Republican Caucus, asking him to call a meeting “for the sole purpose of discussing and/or adopting a procedure to determine our nominee for Speaker of the...

Redistricting Ruling and Local Endorsements for April 20

Redistricting: The maps drawn in 2011 for the Texas state house districts violate the U.S. Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act, the three-judge panel presiding over the redistricting lawsuits ruled. Intentional vote dilution, racial gerrymandering and...