Few Surprises, Save for Rick Perry, on a Busy Deadline Day

Today (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. Our Crib Sheets have the latest known status of more than 1,000 candidates for...

Dowd Ends LTGOV Run and Other Candidate News for December 7

Note: We apologize that our Crib Sheets were unavailable for a big chunk of the day today (Tuesday). It was connected to the widespread AWS outage that affected numerous websites and app providers. They are back online and fully updated with the latest filings. Filing...

Hunter Introduced House Redistricting Proposal

The draft map redrawing House districts was introduced today and scheduled for a public hearing on Monday. House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) is the first step in the legislative process and is less likely to be a final product than the other...

State Officials, Legislators Raise $36M in 10 Days

Statewide and legislative elected officials and candidates on the ballot in 2022 raised $42.9M, almost all of which was raised in the last 10 days of June. Collectively, they reported having more than $175M on hand. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R)...

Guzman Resigns, Buckingham Announces for Land Commissioner

Justice Eva Guzman (R) has resigned effective Friday amid speculation that she might challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). “It has been the honor of a lifetime to answer this high calling,” she said in a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Guzman was appointed to the high...

Early Voting Begins for High Stakes Election

Early voting has begun across Texas for the November 3 general election and continues through October 30. By most accounts, turnout is off to a torrid start. The Harris Co. Clerk’s office tweeted that 128K people voted in person today, plus 41K absentee ballots...