Time is running out if you're thinking of running in the March primary.
Tom Pauken said on Thursday that he wouldn't file for the GOP primary for governor, explaining that the difficulties of running against the best-funded statewide candidate in the state would be too great.
Democratic dental center mogul David Alameel, who spent millions on a losing campaign for Congress in 2012, told the Tribune on Friday that he'll run for the U.S. Senate seat held by John Cornyn in 2014.
With less than three months before early voting starts in the primary, the race to succeed Attorney General Greg Abbott is still up in the air as the candidates vie for the public's attention in a crowded Republican field.
Democrats seeking a return to the Texas Governor's Mansion are betting on the suburbs — and, in particular, on the women there who they think can be swayed to vote for Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte. But Republican leaders say they're confident their support remains robust.
The Attorney General is the most powerful legal position in Texas Government.
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.
The commissioners, Dora Salinas-Mctigue from District 1 and Jimmy Sandoval from District 2 were named in the recall petitions.
Wendy Davis formally filed to run for governor over the weekend. But since her announcement in early October, only a handful of other Democrats have announced for other statewide posts up and down the ballot.
Seliger helped pass reforms in education and water this past session.
Seeking place on the 2014 Republican Primary Ballot
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.
Tom Pauken is the only statewide candidate who has made higher education a central issue in his campaign thus far. But his approach to it is drawing criticism from within the higher education community.
State Proposition 6 passed last night, with 73% of the vote. The passage allows for a constitutional amendment to create the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas. From that money, loans will be given out to cities around the state to finance their water projects. State Representative Four Price co-authored the bill that led to the proposition.
Texas voters addressed the state's fast growth and lingering drought Tuesday by approving a $2 billion water fund and eight other constitutional amendments in a low-turnout election. House Speaker Joe Straus was among the politicians who led the charge in support of Proposition 6.
Proposition 6 is on the ballot this election, to aid in the state's water problem.
For Republican gubernatorial candidates, going too far right in March could mean trouble in November.
Republicans see an opening for the 2014 election as they work to reach out to Hispanic voters who could be spurred to the polls by the party’s anti-abortion stance. Democrats say it's a losing proposition.
Whether or not Texas voters approve Proposition 6, which would take $2 billion from the state's savings account to use for water financing, the state has a long way to go in dealing with its water deficit.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott has a single-digit lead over Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis in the 2014 race for governor, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Head to head versus Davis, Abbott leads by only 6 points. In a three-way race against Davis and Libertarian Kathie Glass, his lead shrinks to 5 points.
Polls at the Santa Fe building for Potter County and four locations in Randall County were open til seven.
A federal judge's decision this week to block parts of Texas' strict new abortion law was just the first step in a legal battle that could drag on for months, or even years, meaning that the courtroom drama will play out against the 2014 governor's race.
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The League of Women Voters' public forum will address the ARC's $31.5-million bond issue and the proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments.
Two of the nine constitutional propositions on the ballot in Texas this November will lower property taxes for disabled veterans or a surviving spouse.
U.S. Supreme Court will decide if voter referendums can be used to ban affirmative action programs.
Singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and former independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman will seek the Democratic nomination to be the state's next agriculture commissioner.
The management is turning over in state government, no matter which party wins. But with a couple of exceptions, Republicans don't want to change the way things operate now.
The school plans to pay for technology upgrades and roof and air conditioning improvements.
A non-partisan Panhandle Women for Wendy organization was established last Thursday, on the day Sen. Wendy Davis of Ft. Worth announced she was running for Governor of Texas.
That election will have a number of amendments to the city charter on the ballot along with the $31-million bond proposition for the Amarillo Recreation Complex.
Texans have long viewed the Railroad Commission as a launching pad for higher office. Each candidate in this year's crowded race for an open seat has promised to serve a full term, if elected.
The spotlight has largely turned to 2014, but in one part of Travis County, this year's November ballot will include a crowded and competitive special election for a state House seat currently held by Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, expected to announce for governor on Thursday, is relying on a tight-knit group of people who have fought in the political trenches together — often against the odds, and often in territory seen as inhospitable to Democrats. Meet some of the key players on her nascent team.
A prominent business man is throwing his name in for Texas Agriculture Commissioner.
A new web video from Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, a candidate for lieutenant governor, features scenes from his campaign's bus tour and urges voters to "stand with Staples," saying that "leadership begins with action."
In a new ad touting his reelection campaign and his KeepItRed website, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, imagines a Texas gone blue. Spoiler alert: He doesn't think it would be a utopian state.
Residents 18 and older who are not registered or have moved since they were last registered need to fill out paperwork by October 7th in order to be eligible to vote in the November 5th election.
Texas Democrats are trying to put together a ticket to run against the Republicans in 2014. But Texas Republicans don’t care whose names appear on the other ballot; they already know the name of the candidate they’re running against.
The Railroad Commission, the state's oil and gas regulator, plays a major role in Texas' energy production, which has only grown since the state's drilling boom. But how much do voters care about the commission candidates?
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced on Tuesday that 25 mobile locations will begin processing free election identification certificates on Oct. 1.
Four years after emerging as a Tea Party darling, Debra Medina is eyeing the open race to succeed Comptroller Susan Combs. But as she weighs another run, she knows that donations from grass-roots supporters can take a candidate only so far in Texas.
Earlier this week, Patrick, a lieutenant governor candidate, released selected results from an internal poll. The message: Current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst “has taken a major hit,” and Patrick is “building support in a two-man race.”
TribLive conversation with Tom Pauken, a Republican candidate for Texas governor in 2014.
"I am excited to start the very important process of reporting to my bosses in District 31 and getting their ideas," said State Senator Kel Seliger.
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While the Hispanic vote has been the focus of much of the analysis of Democrats’ prospects for turning the Republican tide that has swamped them since 1994, in the short term, they will almost certainly need to look to suburban women in the 2014 election — especially if Wendy Davis is at the top of the ticket.