State Officials, Legislators Raise $36M in 10 Days

Statewide and legislative elected officials and candidates on the ballot in 2022 raised $42.9M, almost all of which was raised in the last 10 days of June. Collectively, they reported having more than $175M on hand. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R)...

Special Session and Campaign Finance News for July 13

By an 18-4 parry-line vote, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola). Nine of the chamber’s 13 Democrats were in Washington, D.C., with more than 50 House Democrats to advocate for federal election legislation. Seven amendments were added 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...

Trump Swipes at Roy, West Swipes at Patrick

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R) will make a long-shot bid to become the next Republican Conference chair, challenging the presumptive candidate, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Roy had been considering entering the race to be a conservative alternative for members who...

Huffines Announces Primary Challenge of Abbott

Former Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) announced he would challenge Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in the Republican primary. Defining himself as an “actual Republican,” Huffines said he is “tired of being lied to” by elected Republicans. “Texans are running out of time to root...

Poll: Voter Fraud, McConaughey Fever Real to Many

Early voting for the May 1 general and special elections begins tomorrow (Monday) and runs through April 27. UT-Tyler Poll: Two out of every seven registered voters “believe there is widespread voter fraud in Texas,” while a slim majority believe “there is not,”...

Abbott Presses Election Integrity as Approval Rating Slips

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) at a press conference in Harris Co. to tout election integrity bills. “The integrity of elections in 2020 was questioned right here in Harris County with the mail-in...

Granger, Price Endorse Wright and Other News for March 8

CD6 special: U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price endorsed Susan Wright, who released a list of an additional 49 endorsements. DMN/UT-T Poll: A slim majority of Texans approve the way Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is handling his job, and fewer...