Campaign News for September 18

CCA8: District Judge Dib Waldrip announced he would run as a Republican for the seat being vacated by Judge Elsa Alcala (R). Waldrip was appointed to the 433rd Judicial District (Comal Co.) by former Gov. Rick Perry in 2007 and has been re-elected three times since....

Most Senators Report $1M-plus War Chests

July semiannual campaign reports indicate most senators up for re-election in 2018 have formidable cash on hand totals, but a couple of incumbents could soon feel heat from well-financed opponents. Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston), the Dean of the Senate, once again...

Election News as the Special Session Convenes

Special Session: A called session of the Texas Legislature will convene tomorrow at 10 a.m. At this point, only a single item – adjusting the Sunset review dates for several agencies – is on the call, but Gov. Greg Abbott has promised to add 19 other items via a...

Koop, Workman Get Challengers and Other Election News

SD10: Burleson real estate developer and Burleson ISD trustee Beverly Powell announced she would challenge Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) as a Democrat. She also formally established a campaign committee. We previously reported that Powell established an ActBlue...

Election News for June 6

Early voting concluded today in jurisdictions holding June 10 runoff elections and continued in jurisdictions holding June 17 runoff elections. SD10: Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) formally announced her re-election bid. HD23: Wallisville oil company president and...

Democrats Poised to Challenge Burton, Burrows

SD10: Argyle martial arts instructor Allison Campolo has filed a campaign treasurer appointment for a potential challenge to Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) as a Democrat. Campolo has a Twitter account and Facebook page up for the campaign. Those accounts indicate a...

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...