Early Voting, Endorsement and Candidate News for October 28

Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Wednesday), 455K Texans have voted early in person or by mail statewide, representing 2.7% of registered voters. In HD118 (Special),...

Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...

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...

Israel, Paddie Decide Not to Seek Re-election

Reps. Celia Israel (D-Austin) and Chris Paddie (R-Marsahll) announced they would not seek re-election to the House. “After four legislative sessions and all the special sessions that came with them, I am ready for a new challenge,” Israel said in a statement...

Campaign Announcements and New Party News for June 29

SD17: Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) announced she would seek re-election. HD4: Rep. Keith Bell (R-Forney) announced he would seek re-election. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS NEWS & ANALYSIS FOR JUST...

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...

Election News for September 22

AGRIC: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans endorsed incumbent Sid Miller. HD7: Rep. Jay Dean (R-Longview) announced he would seek re-election. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS NEWS & ANALYSIS...

House Open-seat Race 8-day-out Totals

State and legislative candidates were required to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. Some of the full reports are now available online, so we will add color commentary to the summary totals where we can. In this post, we summarize the open-seat House...

Endorsement News for February 14

PRES: The Beaumont Enterprise endorsed Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton for their respective party’s primaries. SD1 open: The Tyler Morning Telegraph endorsed Red Brown. To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS NEWS...