Endorsement and Announcement News for September 17

HD16: Rep. Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) announced he would seek re-election to a fourth term. HD47: The Combined Law Enforcements Associations of Texas PAC will endorse Republican challenger Justin Berry, a police officer, over Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin) at an Austin...

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...

Jones Opts for Rematch and Other News for May 14

CD23: 2018 Democratic nominee Gina Ortiz Jones announced she would seek a rematch against U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio). Jones lost to Hurd, 49.2%-48.7%, in the general election after out-raising the incumbent, $5.2M to $3.6M, and outspending him, $5.9M to...

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...

Brief News and a Clarification for April 18

Early voting begins Monday for the May 4 uniform election. SC7: McAllen attorney Brandy Voss amended her campaign committee for a potential challenge of Justice Jeff Boyd (R), likely as a Democrat. HD47: Austin attorney Jenny Roan Forgey established a campaign...

Candidate News for March 27

Our Crib Sheets include all the federal and state candidates we know have made formal filings, announced plans or otherwise taken a formal step toward running in 2020. HD47: Austin beer brewer and police officer Justin Berry established a campaign committee for an...

Revisiting Our Election Predictions

Now that most of the dust has settled, we take a look back at our predictions about the overall state climate and specific legislative and congressional races. We’ll take each of our five predictions in order. 1. Republicans sweep statewide races, including the...

‘Late-train’ Money Favors Federal Races

“Late-train” money is flowing into close Congressional races but largely ignoring state races as the election campaign nears its end. Part of this disparity is due to the dates covered. Congressional candidates began disclosing contributions in “24-hour” reports on...