SD30 Special Election Set and Other News for August 23

SD30 special (Safe Republican): Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered an emergency special election (PDF) for September 29 to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper), who has resigned effective January 4, 2021. Fallon is the Republican nominee for CD4. The...

Denton Mayor Eyes SD30 and Other News for August 12

To access this post you need a TX Elects Subscription. SD30 special (Safe Republican): Term-limited Denton Mayor Chris Watts established a campaign committee for a potential run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Watts was first elected in 2014...

Ad, Ad Spend and Runoff News for August 11

SD30 special (Safe Republican): In a tweet, Dallas-area salon owner Shelley Luther said she has been approached by “dozens” of people encouraging her to seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper). Her tweet comes a day after Rep. Jonathan Stickland...

Fallon Nominated for CD4, Replacing Ratcliffe

This report has been updated since our Breaking News alert. Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) will replace former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) as the Republican nominee for CD4. He won a majority vote of the district executive committee on the first ballot. His...

Polls Show Close Race for CD24 and Other News for August 6

CD24 open (Toss Up): A pair of polls indicate a close race but differ widely on how set voters are in their choices. The Democrat-aligned House Majority PAC released a poll (PDF) showing Candace Valenzuela (D) leading former Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne (R), 47%-41%,...

Trump Taps Ratcliffe and Other News for July 28

President Trump tweeted that he would nominate U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) to become the next Director of National Intelligence following Dan Coats’s August 15 departure. Ratcliffe’s nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation. Trump would name an acting...