Brief Endorsement and Litigation News for January 6

LTGOV (Lean R): The Texas Medical Assoc. TEXPAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). AG (Lean R): Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) has petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to rule that he and his office have sovereign immunity from claims under the Texas Whistleblower Act. Two...

Pape In, Ray Out and Other News for December 3

Filing for partisan nomination or an independent candidacy for the 2022 general election continues through December 13. SD8 (Likely R): Plano ophthalmologist Matt Rostami established a campaign committee for a potential primary challenge of Sen. Angela Paxton...

Thanksgiving Candidate and Endorsement News

Happy Thanksgiving! The filing period for partisan nomination for the 2022 elections continues through December 13. Our Crib Sheets are updated frequently as we learn of new campaign committees, candidate filings and announcements. GOV (Likely R): Gov. Greg Abbott (R)...

Early Voting, Endorsement and Candidate News for October 28

Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday) for the November 2 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Wednesday), 455K Texans have voted early in person or by mail statewide, representing 2.7% of registered voters. In HD118 (Special),...

Candidate Entries and Exits and Other News for October 20

Early voting continues for the November 2 constitutional, general and special elections. SD31 open: The Kevin Sparks (R) campaign released a new ad, “One Election,” touting Trump’s endorsement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzIl6ZPj6RA HD19/HD73: Rep. Kyle...

Seliger Leaving Senate After 17 Years

Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) announced he would not seek re-election in a reconfigured SD31. “After thoughtful consideration and with the reassurance of my family, including my new very vocal granddaughter, I have decided not to be a candidate for re-election to the...

Challenger News and a Correction for August 15

Correction: In Thursday’s report, we mis-named the federal agency where HD10 candidate Brian Harrison served as chief of staff. He served at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. We regret the error and have corrected the online edition of the report. SD31:...