Judge Tosses Gohmert’s Electoral College Suit

A federal judge dismissed U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-Tyler) challenge of the Electoral Count Act’s constitutionality because he and other plaintiffs lack standing. The ruling did not address any merits of the suit. Gohmert “alleges at most an institutional injury to...

HD68 Field Grows and Other News for New Year’s Eve Eve

HD68 special: Jacksboro financial planner John Berry, a former Jack County Commissioner, and Nocona boot manufacturer Craig Carter have filed as Republicans for the January 23 special election. Berry was appointed in 2017 to fill an unexpired term and lost the 2018...

Abbott Orders January 23 Special Election for HD68

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered a January 23 special election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen.-elect Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Early voting begins January 11 – two weeks from today (Monday). Candidates must file with the Secretary of State by January 4. Cooke...

Census Bureau Estimates Texans Population Is 29.36M

Texas has 29.36M residents as of July 1, according to new population estimates released today (Tuesday) by the U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates “were created without incorporation or consideration of the 2020 Census results,” according to accompanying release...

Denton Mayor Eyes SD30 and Other News for August 12

To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SD30 special (Safe Republican): Term-limited Denton Mayor Chris Watts established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Watts was first elected in 2014...

Jones Opts for Rematch and Other News for May 14

CD23: 2018 Democratic nominee Gina Ortiz Jones announced she would seek a rematch against U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio). Jones lost to Hurd, 49.2%-48.7%, in the general election after out-raising the incumbent, $5.2M to $3.6M, and outspending him, $5.9M to...