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...

Coleman Latest to Retire as Whitmire Eyes City Hall

Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), the fifth most senior member of the House, announced he will not seek re-election, and the Dean of the Senate confirmed he would run for mayor of Houston in 2023. “I am proud to have represented the people of District 147 for the last...

Candidate and Polling News for October 7

SD24 open: Castroville homebuilder Raul Reyes Jr. announced he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway). Reyes unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for CD23 in 2020, losing the runoff to eventual U.S. Rep. Tony...

Candidate, Endorsement and Rating News for November 20

Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 289 candidates have already filed, and likely many more have done so. We are seeing far less information from county...

State and Local Election News for December 7

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on Monday. So far, at least 377 candidates have filed for statewide, legislative and board of education offices, and at least 167 have filed to represent Texas in Congress. This means about 30% of all...

Candidate Announcements and Filings for August 25

GOV: Plano entrepreneur and music executive Byron Bradford established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) as an independent. SD8: The Phillip Huffines campaign announced the endorsement of 39 Republican precinct chairs. Meanwhile,...