Cain, Meyer, Workman and Others Draw New Challengers

See our 2018 Challengers page for all 164 challengers and open seat candidates who we confirm have taken a formal step toward running for state and federal office from Texas in 2018. GOV: Plano landscape and construction business owner Danny Harrison announced via...

Election News for June 8

SEN: Plano winemaker Maurice Ellison Armstrong created a CrowdPAC page for a potential challenge of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) as a Democrat. Bedford resident Aaron Gwaltney created a CrowdPAC page to run as an independent. CD10: Joe Miguez created a CrowdPAC page for a...

Election News for May 14

SEN: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told supporters in an email that he has “no interest in being appointed to or running for the U.S. Senate” in response to speculation he may be a potential successor to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn if the latter left the Senate to head the Federal...

Election News for May 10

SEN: Political commentator Matthew Dowd has decided against challenging U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as an independent. Dowd faced nearly impossible odds of winning as an independent facing headwind of Texans’ high rate of straight-party voting. CD32: Dallas “unsettling...

Poll Gives Hope to Democrats, But …

A new poll from the Texas Lyceum shows a statistical dead heat in the U.S. Senate race, except that “haven’t thought enough about it” is the response of a plurality of registered voters. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) are tied, 30-30,...

Voter ID Ruling and Other Election News for April 10

Voter ID: “A discriminatory purpose was at least one of the substantial or motivating factors behind passage” of the state’s Voter ID law, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled. Ramos previously came to the same conclusion, but a divided Fifth Circuit Court...