Day After Filing Deadline News, Updates and Corrections

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Corrections We corrected three mistakes...

Candidate News for November 13

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. HD6: Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) announced he would seek re-election. HD27: Missouri City attorney Wilvin Carter filed as a...

Endorsement and Candidate News for October 30

GOV: Vice President Mike Pence will headline a November 13 fundraiser in Washington, D.C., for Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Meanwhile, University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven said he had no interest in running for governor. AG: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower...

Election News for October 26

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Fewer than 64K of the 9.8M registered voters (0.65%) in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or...

Election and Candidate News for October 11

HD6: Former Rep. Ted Kamel (R-Tyler) has re-established his campaign committee, which has not been active since 1998, for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler). Kamel served four terms before losing the 1998 Republican primary to Leo Berman (R-Tyler),...