Thanksgiving Candidate and Endorsement News

Happy Thanksgiving! The filing period for partisan nomination for the 2022 elections continues through December 13. Our Crib Sheets are updated frequently as we learn of new campaign committees, candidate filings and announcements. GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R)...

Abbott by 6 and Candidate News for November 21

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’ Rourke, 45%-39%, in the latest UT-Tyler/Dallas Morning News poll (pdf). Abbott’s job approval rating is 49/41, which is lifted by his 88/14 rating among Republicans. Independents are on balance negative, giving...

Voter Registrations Top 17M

Voter registrations in Texas now exceed 17M. The state was very close to that threshold when the deadline to register for the November 2 election passed, and it has since surpassed it. The number of registered voters has increased by nearly 3M in the seven years since...

Lucio, Frullo Retiring; Rodriguez Running for Congress

Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) and Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock) announced they would not seek re-election, and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) announced he is running for Congress. Lucio’s decision to retire reverses his previous announcement he would seek...

Candidate Announcement and Appointment News for October 21

Early voting continues for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. HD2: Caddo Mills pastor Clyde Bostick announced he would challenge Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) in the Republican primary. HD28: Sugar Land real estate agent Nelvin...

Watson Resigns to Accept Academic Post

Note: This report has been updated since we sent our Breaking News alert. Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) announced he is resigning effective April 30 to become the founding dean of the Univ. of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs. Sen. KirkWatson “Thank you for all...

Candidate Announcement and Other News for November 12

Filing for the 2020 election is underway. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 141 candidates have already filed. HD51: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) announced he would seek re-election to a 10th term. HD74 open:...