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...