The Other Election News for July 16

Our analysis of July semiannual campaign finance reports can be found here. Our Crib Sheets have been fully updated with the latest results. HD10 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Jake Ellzey (R). HD37: Cameron Co. Democratic Party chair Amber...

Census Reversal and Candidate News for July 7

In a reversal, the Trump Administration is once again pursuing the inclusion of a citizenship question on the Census form sent to all households, even as printing of those forms without the question continues. A new team of attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department...

Early Voting Ends and Other Election News for November 3

Early voting in person concluded today. Turnout in the state’s 15 most populous counties creeped past 2% by the end of yesterday. Through the first 11 days of early voting, less than 200K people voted in those counties out of 9.8M registered voters. This is less than...

Election and Candidate News for October 11

HD6: Former Rep. Ted Kamel (R-Tyler) has re-established his campaign committee, which has not been active since 1998, for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler). Kamel served four terms before losing the 1998 Republican primary to Leo Berman (R-Tyler),...

Election News fir September 13

HD4: Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) confirmed he would seek re-election. Gooden has two announced primary challengers: Forney pastor Marty Reid and former Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman), who has faced Gooden in every Republican primary for the seat since 2012. Gooden...

Candidate Announcements and Filings for August 25

GOV: Plano entrepreneur and music executive Byron Bradford established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) as an independent. SD8: The Phillip Huffines campaign announced the endorsement of 39 Republican precinct chairs. Meanwhile,...

Election News for June 29

AG: District Judge Robert Johnson did not a set a date for Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial during a preliminary hearing today in Houston. Prosecutors asked Johnson to put the case on hold until a decision is made in a separate lawsuit...