Election News for October 8

Registration Deadline: Tuesday is the last day to register for the November 7 general and constitutional amendment election. LTGOV: Rockwall public relations executive and former council member Scott Milder established a campaign committee for a potential primary...

Challengers and Announcements for July 5

GOV: Gov. Greg Abbott has scheduled a “special announcement,” widely expected to be an announcement for his re-election campaign, in San Antonio on July 14. LTGOV: Former Rep. Allen Vaught (D-Dallas) has taken to Facebook to seek “candid input” on whether he should...

New Challengers for Independence Weekend

With federal and state campaign finance reporting periods now closed, and the Independence Day weekend upon us, we anticipate a significant number of new candidates to announce their plans and file campaign paperwork over the next few weeks. GOV: San Antonio hospice...

Election News for June 17

Re-election Announcements: Reps. Doc Anderson (R-Lorena), Justin Holland (R-Heath), Dade Phelan (R-Port Neches) and John Wray (R-Waxahachie) recently announced they would seek re-election. We cover the week’s challenger filings in another post. LTGOV: Mike Collier, a...

New Challengers and Other Election News for June 11

LTGOV: The Texas Parent PAC has placed its crosshairs on Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. “In 2018, the parents and grandparents of Texas must elect a new Lieutenant Governor and many new state senators and representatives,” said Carolyn Boyle, the group’s chair, in a message...

Election News for May 24

Voter ID: The House gave final approval to Senate Bill 5, the Voter ID fix, by a party-line 93-55 vote. The bill goes back to the Senate for either concurrence or a request to appoint a conference committee. LTGOV: Beaumont pastor Michael Cooper announced his...

Election News for May 14

SEN: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told supporters in an email that he has “no interest in being appointed to or running for the U.S. Senate” in response to speculation he may be a potential successor to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn if the latter left the Senate to head the Federal...

Poll Gives Hope to Democrats, But …

A new poll from the Texas Lyceum shows a statistical dead heat in the U.S. Senate race, except that “haven’t thought enough about it” is the response of a plurality of registered voters. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) are tied, 30-30,...

Election News for March 10

LTGOV: In a Facebook post, former Rep. Allen Vaught (D-Dallas) said he was “not closing the door on anything” even though he did “not think we need a contested primary” as Democrats look to win the office for the first time in 24 years. Vaught said he had not intended...

Election News for March 2

LTGOV: Mike Collier, a Houston accountant and Texas Democratic Party finance chair, announced he would challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Collier, who received 38% of the vote in his 2014 race for COMP against Glenn Hegar, had also been mentioned as a potential...