Endorsement and Special Election News for January 10

The 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session beings one year from today (Monday). LAND (Likely R): Sen. Dawn Buckingham’s (R-Lakeway) campaign released a list of endorsements from 44 Republican state representatives including Rep. James White (R-Hillister), who is...

O’Rourke Announces Gubernatorial Run

GOV (Likely R): Seeking to recapture the mojo of 2018 without any of the side effects from his 2020 presidential campaign, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced he would challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R). O’Rourke came within 3 points of ousting U.S. Sen....

Luther Eying New Campaign and Other News for Veterans Day

Thank you to all who serve and have served our country. Tom Bean salon owner and former SD30 candidate Shelley Luther is planning to announce campaign plans on Monday after she re-authorized her campaign account but did not specify a state office she might seek. Tom...

Trump Taps Ratcliffe and Other News for July 28

President Trump tweeted that he would nominate U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) to become the next Director of National Intelligence following Dan Coats’s August 15 departure. Ratcliffe’s nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation. Trump would name an acting...

Special Election and Lawsuit News for August 23

SD6 “open”: Attorneys representing Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) sent a letter to Harris Co. Clerk Stan Stanart demanding he “immediately order a special election” to coincide with the general election. They point to Art. 3, Sec. 13 of the Texas Constitution, which...

Quick Takes on the Runoff Election

A few quick takes on tonight’s election results: Lupe Valdez defeated Andrew White, 53-47, to claim the Democratic nomination. The first Democratic gubernatorial runoff since 1990 failed to draw much buzz. Turnout was the lowest ever for a Democratic...

Runoff Storylines We’ll Be Watching Tomorrow

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time across the state as voters determine the final major-party nominees for the general election. Here are some of the storylines we will be watching as the evening unfolds: Looking for a Wave: Democrats are deciding...