Election News for September 12

RRC: Christi Craddick, chair of the Railroad Commission, announced she would seek re-election. HD62: Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) said he intends to support Reggie Smith, the Grayson Co. Republican Party chair, in the race to succeed him. Phillips is not seeking...

Cain, Meyer, Workman and Others Draw New Challengers

See our 2018 Challengers page for all 164 challengers and open seat candidates who we confirm have taken a formal step toward running for state and federal office from Texas in 2018. GOV: Plano landscape and construction business owner Danny Harrison announced via...

New Challengers Emerge as Session Nears End

MarkMiller RRC: Austin petroleum engineer and two-time Libertarian nominee Mark Miller has reauthorized his campaign committee for another run for the commission. Miller received just over 5% of the vote, guaranteeing the Libertarian Party candidates automatic access...

Election News for January 17

Filing Begins: Starting tomorrow (Wednesday), candidates may begin filing for offices on the May 6 uniform election date ballot. We have a list of those offices for the state’s 100 largest municipalities available here. Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign...

Election News for December 7

RRC: Comm. Christi Craddick was elected chair of the Railroad Commission of Texas by her peers, Comm. Ryan Sitton and outgoing Comm. David Porter, for a two-year term. By tradition, the gavel rotates among the sitting commissioners. First elected in 2012, she is up...

More Observations on 8-day-out Reports

Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due yesterday for state and legislative candidates (and some local candidates) with general election opponents. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between September 29 and October 29. From this...

Campaign News for October 25

PRES: The Dallas Morning News’s Jamie Lonegrove tweeted total campaign contributions to presidential nominees from Texas in the last three election cycles. He determined that Hillary Clinton’s $18.3M is almost equal to Barack Obama’s 2012 efforts ($18.6M) and ahead of...

Endorsement News for October 20

Early voting in person begins Monday. MPACT: The Texas Assoc. of Manufacturers MPACT announced its endorsement of 29 incumbent legislators and open-seat candidates of the current incumbent’s party. All endorsed candidates were Republicans except for Sen. Chuy Hinojosa...