Election News for July 25

HD18: Huntsville software consultant Garrett Cradduck established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Ernest Bailes (R-Shepherd). Social media activity indicates he may be running as a Tea Party Republican or a Libertarian. However, Cradduck is a...

Election News as the Special Session Convenes

Special Session: A called session of the Texas Legislature will convene tomorrow at 10 a.m. At this point, only a single item – adjusting the Sunset review dates for several agencies – is on the call, but Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to add 19 other items via a...

Election News for December 18

Electoral College: Texas electors will meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Monday) in the House chamber to cast their votes for president. One of the 38 electors has announced he would not vote for President-elect Donald Trump, and another has indicated he would resign. Texas is...

SD13 Update and Campaign News for June 29

SD13 open: Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) is expected to announce tomorrow (Thursday) whether or not he will seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston). The other announced candidates are Reps. Borris Miles (D-Houston) and Senfronia Thompson...

‘Brexit’ Ballot a Lesson in Clarity

Citizens of the United Kingdom yesterday voted in a national referendum on Thursday to determine the country’s future with the European Union. As of the time of this writing, the election is too close to call. Our interest in their vote has nothing to do with European...

Campaign News for June 16

HD54 open: A recount confirmed Scott Cosper’s victory over Austin Ruiz in the May 24 runoff. Cosper’s 43-vote margin on Election Day narrowed to 39 in the recount. Cosper faces Harker Heights nurse Sandra Blankenship in the general election. PRES: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick...