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...

Deshotel Announces Retirement, Dominguez Seeks Promotion

Rep. Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont) announced he would not seek a 13th term, and Rep. Alex Dominguez (D-Brownsville) won’t seek a third term as he instead runs to succeed the retiring Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville). “After over half my life in some sort of public...

Biedermann Opts to Retire and Other News for October 29

Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) announced he would not seek re-election. In a statement, Biedermann said in a statement that he is “looking forward to spending more time with my family and focusing on growing” his hardware business. He faced increasing...

Hunter Introduced House Redistricting Proposal

The draft map redrawing House districts was introduced today and scheduled for a public hearing on Monday. House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) is the first step in the legislative process and is less likely to be a final product than the other...

Early Voting to Begin in HD10 Special Election

An abbreviated early voting period begins tomorrow (Monday) for the HD10 special election and ends on Friday. August 31 is Election Day. The frontrunners appear to be former Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) and former U.S. Health and Human Services Dept. official Brian...

Ellzey Wins Runoff Over Trump-backed Wright

State Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) stunned the President Trump-endorsed Susan Wright, 53%-47%, to win the unexpired term of Wright’s late husband, former U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington). Wright finished first in the May 1 special election thanks to Trump’s late...

Endorsement and Candidate News for November 11

Filing for the 2020 election is underway. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 119 candidates have already filed. HD1: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston) for re-election. HD26: Two-time...

Jose Rodriguez Retiring and Other News for September 13

SD29: Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) announced he would not seek re-election. He won a three-way Democratic primary for the open seat in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Rodriguez served as chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, a post he said yesterday...