Can you do better than the "Davey Dewhurst sandwich"? A year-end Texas Tribune contest.
David Dewhurst will seek reelection on the Republican side, effectively ending that party's primary for lieutenant governor. But the Democrats are still stirring the pot. Ronnie Earle, the former Travis County DA is in. As of earlier today, Austin restauranteur Marc Katz is in. Will Linda Chavez-Thompson sign up?
Rep. Frank Corte Jr., R-San Antonio, became the sixth eighth member of the Texas House to say he won't seek reelection next year. He says he doesn't have specific plans, and adds that he's not endorsing any would-be successor.
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has laid out her vision for the future of transportation in Texas.
It's "time to become a private citizen," the Dumas Republican said in a press release.
Jack McDonald isn't running for Congress after all.
Most money was on a run for governor or attorney general, but — as you’ll hear — Ronnie Earle wants to be a part of the legislative process and thinks the Lite Guv position suits him best.
Putting to rest rumors about his future plans, state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh told the El Paso Times today that he plans not to run for any elective office in 2010.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new staffers on the Farouk Shami for Governor campaign.
Holly Turner, running for the Texas House in Austin’s HD-47, got welcomed into the race by a fellow Republican’s press release with this headline
The former Travis County District Attorney was expected to file for some statewide race, though precisely which one has been something of a mystery. Mystery solved.
Three Democratic legislators who came out early for Fort Worth's Tom Schieffer in the race for governor say they'll go with Houston Mayor Bill White, who entered the race as Schieffer exited.
Newsweek has done its best Carnac the Magnificent impression and divined that the ultimate victor in the race to be the next governor of Texas will be...drumroll please...
Rep. Carl Isett, R-Lubbock, has his hometown buzzing with rumors that he won't seek an eighth term in the Texas House. Isett didn't return calls and texts to confirm, and his office said simply that he'll have an announcement on Friday.
Keep an eye on December 30 — that's the date after which candidates can't remove their names from the party primary ballots.