Day After Filing Deadline News, Updates and Corrections

The filing deadline for a spot on the 2018 primary ballot has passed, but the candidate rosters are not yet finalized. The parties have until December 19 to submit their final certified candidate lists to the Secretary of State. Corrections We corrected three mistakes...

Federal Candidate News for December 8

SEN: Houston resident Edward Kimbrough filed in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R). CD4: Emory resident Catherine Krantz filed as a Democrat to challenge U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Rockwall). CD5 open: A David Williams filed in the Republican...

Candidate Filing and Endorsement News for November 17

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. SD8 open: Texas Values Action endorsed Angela Paxton. Shannon McClendon Sen. Donna Campbell SD25: Dripping Springs attorney and...

Federal Candidate News for November 16

SEN: North Richland Hills television executive Bruce Jacobson Jr. announced he would challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) in the primary. We previously reported that he was “prayerfully considering” the race. CD2 open: Houston businessman David Balat filed in the...

Election News for November 15

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. SD8 open: Concerned Women for America’s Legislative Action Committee and the Collin Co. Deputies Assoc. endorsed Angela Paxton....

Election News for November 12

Filing for a place on the 2018 ballot began Saturday and continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. In general, we will not list individual filings here unless they represent the first formal action taken by a candidate. Please see our Crib Sheets for current...

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...

Election and Candidate News for October 11

HD6: Former Rep. Ted Kamel (R-Tyler) has re-established his campaign committee, which has not been active since 1998, for a potential challenge of Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler). Kamel served four terms before losing the 1998 Republican primary to Leo Berman (R-Tyler),...

Election News for October 2

SD19: U.S. District Judge Alan Ezra denied a request from Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) to dismiss one of the nearly two dozen criminal charges against him. Uresti sought to have a charge of failure to register as a securities broker dismissed. Uresti also faces...