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...

Parker Announces Bid to Succeed Nelson

SD12 open: Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) announced he would seek to succeed the retiring Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound). Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) is considering the race. HD65: Lewisville landscaping business owner and 2020 Republican nominee Kronda...

Nelson Announces Retirement

Reminder: I am away from the office this week and will be reporting the most significant headlines only. SD12: Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) announced she would not seek re-election. She was first elected in 1992. Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) is considering...

Endorsements Abound as Early Voting Begins

Early voting in person begins tomorrow (Monday) for the July 14 primary runoff and special elections. Voters in all 254 counties can participate in the Democratic runoff because of the statewide runoff for Railroad Commissioner. The Republican runoff is limited to all...

Campaign Finance Reports Due and Other News for January 14

Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign finance reports are due tomorrow (Wednesday) for state officeholders and candidates and, where required, local officials and candidates. We expect these reports will be available online beginning sometime Thursday, and we...