Brady Announces Retirement and Other News for April 14

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) announced he would not seek re-election. Brady, who is serving his 13th term, said that his inability to chair the Ways & Means Committee next session, should Republicans recapture a majority, factored in to his decision....

Endorsement and Other Election News for April 13

Early voting for the May 1 general and special elections begins on April 19. The nonpartisan League of Women Voters has released Voters Guides for municipal and other local elections in many areas of Texas. Correction: In our most recent report, we erroneously...

Criss Clarification and Sine Die Election News for May 27

To Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. SD11: Galveston attorney and former District Judge Susan Criss let us know that she is challenging Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood). We previously reported Criss...

Candidate and Legislation News for May 21

HD83: Snyder actress and transgender activist Addy Perry-Franks established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) as a Democrat. CD16: El Paso substitute teacher Jorge Artalejo established a campaign committee for a...

Lopez’s Late-filed Report Gives Him Financial Edge

HD125 special: Former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez’s late-filed campaign finance reports shows he raised $93K and spent $49K between January 1 and February 2. Lopez has $44K on hand. His largest contributors were: $5,000 – San Antonio energy executive William...

Ads, Endorsements and Campaign News for February 12

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins one week from tomorrow. LTGOV: The campaign of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a new ad focused on property taxes. The ad repeats visual cues and the “I won’t back down” tagline that appeared in a previous ad...

Study: Straight-party Voting Dictates Judicial Elections

Rice University’s Baker Institute released a research report examining the impact of straight-party voting on judicial elections in Texas, one of only two states that initially elects, and re-elects, its judiciary in partisan elections where voters have the option of...