Texas Avoids ‘Bail In’ and Other News for July 24

A panel of federal judges overseeing the long-running litigation over the state’s legislative and congressional districts has denied plaintiffs’ motions to put Texas back under a federal preclearance regime before making changes to districts or election laws....

Candidate and Constitutional Amendment News for July 23

HD67: Frisco attorney Rocio Gosewehr Hernandez established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen), likely as a Democrat. She is at least the fifth Democrat to take a formal step toward challenging Leach. See our Crib Sheets for the...

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...

The Other Election News for July 16

Our analysis of July semiannual campaign finance reports can be found here. Our Crib Sheets have been fully updated with the latest results. HD10 open: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Jake Ellzey (R). HD37: Cameron Co. Democratic Party chair Amber...

Candidate and Election News for July 1

AG: One of the three special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud case has asked to withdraw. Nicole DeBorde wrote in a legal motion that she “can no longer devote the requisite time and attention” to the case and that she received...

Congressional Candidate and Local Election News for May 22

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously referred to Ron Nirenberg as a “mayoral challenger.” He is the Mayor of San Antonio. We regret the error and have corrected it. CD8: Spring resident Jacob Osborne established a campaign committee for a potential...

Early Voting and Campaign Finance Update for April 28

Early voting continues through Tuesday in most jurisdictions holding local elections on Saturday. Turnout continues to be light across most of the state. Bexar Co.: Through Saturday, just over 35K people have voted in person, which is around 3.5% of registered voters....

Milasincic Backs Bacy and Other News for April 14

HD138: 2018 Democratic nominee Adam Milasincic announced he would not run again in 2020 and instead endorsed Houston attorney Akilah Bacy. Milasincic lost to Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) by just 47 votes out of more than 48K votes cast in 2018, 50.0%-49.9%. Campaign...