Candidate and Endorsement News for November 7

Filing for the 2020 election begins on Saturday. HD24: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Rep. Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood) for re-election. HD147: Houston resident Colin Ross established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston)....

UT/TT Poll: Texans Remain Evenly Split Over Trump

As they have been for some time, Texas registered voters are fairly evenly split when it comes to President Trump’s job approval (47/48), according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF), and that fairly even split extends into other areas of his presidency....

Early Voting Begins and Other News for October 21

Early voting began today (Monday) for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. More than 13K voted in person or by mail in Harris Co., many of them in Houston. A little over 3K voted by mail in Dallas Co. (In person results were not...

Top Stories and Candidate News for October 12

Top News SEN: Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) announced he would not challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) in the Republican primary. PRES: Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s campaign announced he raised $4.5M during the third quarter. CD11 open: Former Midland council member...

Thornberry Retiring and Other News for September 30

U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) announced he would not seek re-election, becoming the sixth Republican from Texas and 17th Republican nationally to do so. U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry “It has been a great honor for me to represent the people of the 13th District of...

Endorsement and Announcement News for September 17

HD16: Rep. Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) announced he would seek re-election to a fourth term. HD47: The Combined Law Enforcements Associations of Texas PAC will endorse Republican challenger Justin Berry, a police officer, over Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin) at an Austin...

Bland Sworn in and Other News for September 11

SC6: Justice Jane Bland (R) was sworn in today (Wednesday) to succeed former Justice Jeff Brown (R), who was sworn in as a federal district judge. Bland must face the voters in 2020 to serve the remaining four years of Brown’s term. HD132: Former two-term Rep. Mike...

Landgraf Staying Put and Other News for September 10

SD4: Porter oil and gas project manager Jay Stittleburg established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) as a Democrat. Stittleburg ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery County Judge in 2018, losing to then-Rep. Mark Keough...