LaMantia, Plesa Increase Leads as Votes Are Canvassed

SD27 open: Democrat Morgan LaMantia’s lead over Adam Hinojosa (R) has increased to 655 votes following the canvasses of Bee, Cameron, Hidalgo and Nueces Cos. The county-by-county breakdown is as follows: Cameron: LaMantia 41,643 (+63), Hinojosa 33,822 (+22) –...

Early Voting Ends on Positive Note

Early voting has ended for Tuesday’s general election. Turnout continues to be below 2018 levels overall, but it showed signs of gaining ground over the past couple of days. For the first time this year, the number of early voters exceeded the same day in 2018 in the...

Leman Announces Retirement and Other Labor Day Weekend News

Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola) announced he would not seek re-election. The former Grimes County Judge won a 2018 special election for the seat and the next two general elections. “It is clear the current season of my public service is winding down for the near future,”...

State Officials, Legislators Raise $36M in 10 Days

Statewide and legislative elected officials and candidates on the ballot in 2022 raised $42.9M, almost all of which was raised in the last 10 days of June. Collectively, they reported having more than $175M on hand. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R)...

TLR Endorses Guzman as Miller Passes on Abbott Challenge

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman (R) over Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). “Eva Guzman is a committed conservative and an accomplished lawyer and judge whose intellect and strength of character have served Texas well in her two...

Canvasses, Concessions and a 2022 Congressional Candidate

Counties are beginning to canvass the election results, which will make them official at the county level and open the period for any recounts to be requested or challenges to be filed. Counties and local jurisdictions must conduct their canvass by Tuesday. Gov. Greg...

West Assails Presumptive House Speaker as Pre-filing Begins

Republican Party of Texas chair Allen West said the party “will not support, nor accept” the Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) as House Speaker. “It is utterly absurd and demonstrably idiotic that any Republican would join with Democrats to lead our Republican-majority...