Candidate News for November 26

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. Many party offices had limited hours, or were closed entirely, during the Thanksgiving weekend. LTGOV: Petersburg resident Kerry...

Campaign News for November 2

Correction: On Tuesday, we erroneously reported that San Antonio business consultant Fernando Padron ran in the 2016 Democratic primary for Bexar Co. tax assessor-collector. He actually ran in the Republican primary. We regret the error and have updated the post and...

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...