Long rumored to be a contender, state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor Saturday in her hometown of San Antonio. The six-term Democratic senator will face the winner of a four-way Republican primary.Full Story
The 2014 statewide elections feature more open seats — posts without incumbents seeking re-election — than any Texas election since 1990. And even though presidential ballots attract bigger turnouts, a gubernatorial year with competitive races from the top to the bottom of the ballot should engender some voter interest.
As with the 2012 elections, the courts could have a role to play ...
Tarrant County is both the largest reliably Republican county in Texas and ground zero for Democrats’ efforts to turn the state blue.Full Story
The multitude of candidates for statewide office, mainly on the Republican side, will make it difficult for unknown contestants to get noticed in the short period between the holidays and the primary elections.Full Story
The state's senior U.S. senator, up for re-election in 2014, steers warily around the state's junior U.S. senator, who has been on a roll for the last several months.Full Story
Malachi Boyuls, a Republican candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission, introduces himself and his family in a new video ad.Full Story
We've updated our pencil brackets — an unofficial listing of candidates' intentions for the next election year — to indicate who has officially filed to run in 2014.Full Story
The 2014 election season is packed with competitive statewide races pitting current officeholders against one another, which means that a lot of those candidates may not be serving in public office anywhere come 2015.Full Story
Steve Brown, a former legislative aide and past chairman of the Fort Bend County Democrats, is the first Democrat to enter the race for railroad commissioner.Full Story
Unlike their counterparts in the lieutenant governor’s race, the Republicans vying to be the state’s next attorney general have largely refrained from drawing any knives in public. But they're coming out around the issue of smart meters.Full Story