Leman Announces Retirement and Other Labor Day Weekend News

Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola) announced he would not seek re-election. The former Grimes County Judge won a 2018 special election for the seat and the next two general elections. “It is clear the current season of my public service is winding down for the near future,”...

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)...

Rodriguez Takes New Office and Other News for January 4

HD125 open: Former Rep. Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio) has been appointed to the Bexar Co. Commissioners Court by County Judge Nelson Wolff (D). Rodriguez took the oath of office today (Friday). He replaces the late Co. Comm. Paul Elizondo (D), who passed away last...

Trump Rallies the Faithful and Other News for October 22

SEN: President Trump headlined a rally for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Texas Republicans in Houston. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) were also featured speakers. Meanwhile, the Beaumont Enterprise endorsed U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso). GOV: The...

A Correction, Endorsements, Ads and News for September 26

SD5: First a correction. In yesterday’s report about the Univ. of Texas’s investigation of explicit text messages allegedly sent by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), we erroneously said an undergraduate student was the recipient of those alleged messages. She is...

Endorsements, Ads and Other News for September 25

LTGOV: The National Rifle Assoc. PAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). TLR Endorsements: Texas for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed six of the seven non-judicial statewide incumbents seeking re-election, excluding Agriculture Comm. Sid Miller (R). SD5: The Austin...

Endorsement and Campaign News for February 15

Filing deadline: Candidates for offices on the May 5 uniform election ballot must file by tomorrow, or by Tuesday if they wish to be write-in candidates. Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. COMP: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed Joi...

Endorsement News for February 9

Early voting in person for the March 6 primary begins in 10 days. Early voting begins on a Tuesday this year because Monday, February 19 is a federal holiday. SD30: Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) endorsed Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) over Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls)....

Election and Candidate News for October 27

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election through November 3. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Redistricting: The state of Texas filed its formal appeal (PDF) with the U.S. Supreme Court of a...