Legislative Campaign Finance Report Highlights

Note: This report has been updated to correct the names of two contributors to the Jon Francis campaign (HD60). For whatever reason, our initial sorting of contributions on his report mis-aligned the contributor names and amounts. Farris and Jo Ann Wilks each...

Crib Sheets Complete and Other News for January 13

Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the Green Party’s candidate slate. They now include the 347 Republicans, 328 Democrats, 90 Libertarians, 14 Greens and 44 independents who have filed for the state’s federal, statewide and legislative offices on the ballot in...

Independent Filings and Endorsement News for January 9

Forty-four candidates filed declarations of intent to run as an independent for U.S. Senate, Congress, the Texas Senate and the Texas House by the December 9 deadline. This is down from the 68 who filed declarations for 2018 but still much higher than the 15 who filed...

Castro Suspends Campaign and Other News for January 2

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination. “It simply isn’t our time,” he said in a video message to supporters, noting that there was only a month left before the Iowa caucuses and “the circumstances of this...

Nevárez Announces Retirement and Other News for November 8

Rep. Poncho Nevárez (D-Eagle Pass) announced he would not seek re-election. “We talk about how important family and health is in all this, and as such my family needs me and I need them,” Nevárez said in a statement. “It is time to come home.” Rep. Poncho Nevárez...

Highlights of State Campaign Finance Reports

Most of 2019’s early money went to the 2022 ballot. July semiannual campaign finance reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state officeholders and candidates, including legislators and those running against them, and generally became available online today...

Census Reversal and Candidate News for July 7

In a reversal, the Trump Administration is once again pursuing the inclusion of a citizenship question on the Census form sent to all households, even as printing of those forms without the question continues. A new team of attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department...

Candidate and Local Election News for May 8

HD45: San Marcos veterans nonprofit officer and unsuccessful 2018 Republican candidate Austin Talley announced he would challenge Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood). Talley received 7% of the vote in the five-way Republican primary last year. HD47: Lakeway attorney Aaron...

Early Voting, Polling and Voter Fraud News for April 25

Early voting continues through Tuesday in most jurisdictions participating in the May 4 uniform election. Generally speaking, turnout is light across the state: In Dallas Co., turnout is just north of 2% through the first four days. Turnout exceeds 5% in around three...

Candidate and Local Campaign Finance News for April 4

HD45: Dripping Springs health and wellness businesswoman Carrie Isaac, wife of former Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) established a campaign committee for an unspecified House seat, which is almost certainly HD45. The former representative confirmed to the Texas...