Candidate, Endorsement and Speaker News for October 16

Early voting begins on Monday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special election. The League of Women Voters has created a Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide which explains each amendment, provides arguments for and against each and...

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...

Sheffield Draws 2 Challengers and Other News for June 4

Early voting has concluded in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8 and continues in jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 15. Turnout in Dallas Co. inched about 6% with more than 50K ballots cast, nearly all in person. Today (Tuesday) was the...

Big Bets in Key Races Revealed in 8-day-out Reports

After 5 p.m. today, the Texas Ethics Commission posted totals for the 8-day-out reports candidates filed on Monday. The actual reports are generally not yet available, but we were able to determine many candidates’ largest donors between January 26 and February 24. We...

Incumbents Generally Ahead in 30-day-out Reports

State candidates with primary opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports on Monday. These are normally accessible online early the next morning, but today they were not available until late afternoon. We are in the process of going through the...

Election News for May 23

CCA: San Antonio attorney Jay Brandon reinitiated his state judicial campaign committee for a potential race for the Court of Criminal Appeals, but his campaign treasurer appointment did not specify which seat he may be seeking. Brandon ran unsuccessfully for the...

New Challengers Emerge as Session Nears End

MarkMiller RRC: Austin petroleum engineer and two-time Libertarian nominee Mark Miller has reauthorized his campaign committee for another run for the commission. Miller received just over 5% of the vote, guaranteeing the Libertarian Party candidates automatic access...

House Campaign Finance Update

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