Re-election Announcements and Other News for June 17

CD6 special: Club for Growth Action released a new digital ad highlighting former President Trump’s endorsement of Susan Wright (R). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLvtVh1F3sw The ad is part of $150K in independent expenditures from the group in this runoff. Prior to...

Patrick Seeking Re-election and Other News for June 10

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced he would seek re-election to a third term. Patrick’s campaign account had $19.5M on hand as of December 31, the highest cash-on-hand figure ever reported by a Texas lieutenant governor. As of that date, Patrick has raised $43.1M...

Prosecutors: AG Trial Venue Fight Not Over

As expected, the attorneys charged with prosecuting Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) have appealed a ruling sending the criminal fraud case back to Collin Co. from Harris Co., where it has transferred more than four years ago. A divided panel of three Democratic justices...

Dems Aim to Register 2M Voters and Other News for June 8

The Texas Democratic Party announced a new $1.7M voter registration program, Project Texas, which aims to register 2M voters, which would be just about everyone who is eligible but not registered. The Democratic Party’s announcement included an estimate of 3M eligible...

Guzman Resigns, Buckingham Announces for Land Commissioner

Justice Eva Guzman (R) has resigned effective Friday amid speculation that she might challenge Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R). “It has been the honor of a lifetime to answer this high calling,” she said in a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Guzman was appointed to the high...

RPT Chair West Resigns as Buckingham Eyes Land Office

Former one-term Florida congressman Allen West won’t complete the first half of his first term as chair of the Republican Party of Texas. He submitted his “irrevocable resignation” today (Friday), presumably to run for governor, Congress or another office. He will...

Trump to Weigh Into AG Primary and Other News for May 25

Former President Trump said he will issue an endorsement in “the not-so-distant future” between Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) and Land Comm. George P. Bush (R). “I like them both very much,” Trump said in a statement. Yesterday (Monday), Bush said on Instagram that it was...

Paxton to Seek Re-election and Other News for May 18

Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) said he will seek re-election during an appearance on the Mark Davis show. He criticized Land Comm. George P. Bush’s (R) handling of the Alamo and Hurricane Harvey funds. Bush has indicated that he would challenge Paxton in the Republican...

Bush Readying Kick-off Event and Other News for May 16

Two weeks remain in the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. House committees must report out Senate Bills by Saturday officially, but the practical deadline is closer to Wednesday. The final calendar for Senate Bills eligible to be considered on second reading...