Thornberry Retiring and Other News for September 30

U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) announced he would not seek re-election, becoming the sixth Republican from Texas and 17th Republican nationally to do so. U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry “It has been a great honor for me to represent the people of the 13th District of...

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...

State Runoff Candidates Raise $4.3M Since Primary

State candidates (and local candidates where required) on the May 22 primary runoff election ballot were required to file their runoff reports on Monday. Most of them became available online today. These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made...

Valdez, White to Debate and Other News for May 2

GOV: Democratic runoff candidates Lupe Valdez and Andrew White will reportedly debate May 11 in Austin. The debate will be organized by several Democratic groups, according to a press release issued by James Lee, Hispanic Caucus State Committeeman of the Texas...

Empower Texans Lawsuit Tossed and Other News for March 18

Citing a lack of jurisdiction, federal District Judge David Counts has dismissed Empower Texans Inc.’s lawsuit seeking to shield itself from prosecution for mailers it sent in the HD99 primary race. The group, operating under the assumed name Texas Ethics Disclosure...

Election News for February 17

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. GOV: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Andrew White (D) in their respective primaries. LTGOV: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed challenger Scott Milder over Lt. Gov. Dan...