Another Poll and Congressional Campaign News for August 6

A new Emerson Coll. poll conducted for the Dallas Morning News shows former Vice President Joe Biden (28%), former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (19%), Bernie Sanders (16%) and Elizabeth Warren (14%) leading the Democratic field in Texas. Former San Antonio Mayor Julián...

Conaway Set to Retire and Other News for July 30

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) has announced a press conference in Midland tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. CDT, at which he is expected to announce he will retire. Conaway is serving his seventh term. Nationally, he would be the fifth Republican retiring so far...

Poll: O’Rourke and Biden Lead Democratic Field in Texas

Half of “registered Texas Democrats”* support either former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) or former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new UT-Tyler poll. O’Rourke (27%) and Biden (24%) are followed by Bernie Sanders (15%), Elizabeth Warren (11%) and Kamala...

West, Davis Officially Running and Other News for July 22

SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) formally kicked off his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). He established a campaign committee on Friday. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, himself a former Democratic nominee for...

Moody to Seek Re-election and Other News for July 18

HD78: Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso) announced he would seek re-election to a sixth term. Moody was considering running for District Attorney for the 34th Judicial District, which includes El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth Cos. “My current role in the House gives me...

Candidate and Local Election News for July 10

HD10 open: Waxahachie title company executive Ryan Pitts, son of former Rep. Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie), announced he would seek his father’s old seat, which is being vacated by the retiring Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie). Midlothian business owner and former Naval...

Candidate, Retirement and Census News for July 9

SCCJ: Bellaire attorney and Court of Appeals Justice (Dist. 14, Pl. 3) Jerry Zimmerer amended his campaign committee for a potential challenge of Chief Justice Nathan Hecht (R) as a Democrat. Zimmerer won the Place 3 seat on the 14th Court of Appeals in 2018 by...

Citizenship Question Nixed and Candidate News for July 2

The U.S. Census form that goes to all households will not include a question about citizenship, the U.S. Justice Dept. confirmed. The decision comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Commerce Dept.’s rationale for including the question was “contrived.” The...