Election News for August 9

Special Session: The House, by a 90-37 vote, gave preliminary approval to a bill intended to reduce mail-in ballot fraud. Senate Bill 5 by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) would increase penalties for voter fraud committed via mail-in ballots, particularly...

Wilson Called Out and Other Election News for July 19

Updated July 20 to correct HD67 candidate Matt Lagos’s occupation at his request. GOV: Houston attorney Daniel O’Neil established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Gov. Greg Abbott, likely as a Democrat. Meanwhile, Dallas businessman Jeffrey...

Election News for July 13

Redistricting: The federal trial over the districts drawn in 2013 for the Texas House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives continued in San Antonio for the fourth of what is now expected to be six days. Plaintiffs called their final witnesses, and the...

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...