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October 21, 2021

Adam Blanchard Campaign: Announces Key Community Support And Over $100,000 Raised In Campaign’s First Week

Today Adam Blanchard, Republican candidate for Texas House District 122, announced he has raised over $100,000 since entering the race last week. Blanchard launched his campaign following Rep. Lyle Larson’s announcement that he would not seek re-election.

From Adam Blanchard Campaign

October 18, 2021

Angelia Orr Campaign: Republican Angelia Orr Announces For Texas House District 13 And Releases Initial Endorsement Lost, Including State Rep. Cody Harris

Today, conservative Republican Angelia Orr (R-Itasca) announced her campaign for the newly created Texas House District 13, which includes Hill, Bosque, Limestone, Freestone, Leon, Falls and part of McLennan County. She also released an early list of district endorsements, including State Representative Cody Harris (R-Palestine). Orr previously served as Harris’ District Director.

From Angelia Orr Campaign

October 18, 2021

Austin Police Association PAC: Statement Of Disappointment With Ellen Troxclair

The Austin Police Association PAC today released the poll results of a Texas House District 19 Republican primary match-up that shows police officer and conservative Justin Berry leading former Austin City Council member Ellen Troxclair by a nearly 2 to 1 margin.

From Austin Police Association PAC

October 21, 2021

Barron Casteel Campaign: Former New Braunfels Mayor, Barron Casteel, Announces As A Candidate For Texas House

Former New Braunfels Mayor and lifelong conservative Barron Casteel today announced his candidacy for the newly redrawn Texas House District 73. The new district includes all of Comal County and western portions of Hays County, including the cities of Bulverde, Dripping Springs, Garden Ridge, New Braunfels, Wimberley, Woodcreek, and portions of Fair Oaks Ranch and Schertz.

From Barron Casteel Campaign

October 5, 2021

Bert Keller Campaign: Former Houston City Council Member Bert Keller Enters The Race To Succeed Retiring State Representative Jim Murphy In District 133

Former Houston City Council Member Bert Keller today declared his candidacy for State Representative, District 133 in the March 1, 2022, Republican Primary Election, following the announcement by Representative Jim Murphy on September 23 that he would not be seeking re-election to the State House in 2022.

From Bert Keller Campaign

October 21, 2021

Common Cause Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott Appoints Notorious Vote Suppressor As Secretary Of State

Early this morning, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the appointment of John Scott as the Texas Secretary of State. By waiting until after the legislature convened to announce this appointment, Mr. Scott will likely not go through confirmation hearings until 2023.

From Common Cause Texas

October 4, 2021

Common Cause Texas: Texas State Legislature To Consider Election Intimidation Bill

Today, SB 9, a bill designed to intimidate and discourage Texans from exercising their freedom to vote was introduced in the Texas State Senate. The legislation is being heard after Governor Abbott requested that the legislature take up the bill, without citing any facts or reputable sources to support his claims.

From Common Cause Texas

October 21, 2021

Dawn Buckingham Campaign: Former TFRW President Karen Newton Endorses Dawn Buckingham For Texas Land Commissioner

– Today, Karen Newton, former President of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW), announced her endorsement of Senator Dawn Buckingham, MD (R-Lakeway) for Texas Land Commissioner. “As our first female Land Commissioner, Dawn Buckingham will lead Texas as successfully as she has led Senate District 24,” said Newton.

From Dawn Buckingham Campaign

October 18, 2021

Dawn Buckingham Campaign: Announces Endorsement Of 14 GOP State Senators In Race For Texas Land Commissioner

Today, 14 Republican members of the Texas Senate announced their endorsement of fellow GOP Senator Dr. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) in her campaign for Texas Land Commissioner. “Working in the Texas Senate and serving the people of Senate District 24 has been one of the great honors of my lifetime,” said Buckingham.

From Dawn Buckingham Campaign

October 11, 2021

Dawn Buckingham Campaign: Texans For Responsible Government Endorses Dawn Buckingham For Texas Land Commissioner

Today, Texans for Responsible Government PAC announced its endorsement of Senator Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) for Texas Land Commissioner.

From Dawn Buckingham Campaign

October 4, 2021

Dawn Buckingham Campaign: Dr. Dawn Buckingham Announces Statewide Finance Committee In Campaign For Texas Land Commissioner

Today, Senator Dawn Buckingham, MD (R-Lakeway) released the names of 42 prominent business and community leaders in Texas who will serve as the Statewide Finance Committee in her campaign for Texas Land Commissioner.

From Dawn Buckingham Campaign

October 4, 2021

Drew Springer Campaign: Sen. Drew Springer Announces Re-Election Campaign For The Texas Senate

Today, Sen. Drew Springer announced that he is running for re-election to the Texas Senate. He currently serves as the state senator for District 30 in North Texas. "My first year in the Texas Senate was a tremendous success, I am proud of my record of standing up for our conservative values," said Senator Springer.

From Drew Springer Campaign

October 21, 2021

Eddie Rodriguez Campaign: Eddie Rodriguez Considering Run For CD-35

“After this year’s contentious regular and special legislative sessions, marked by Republican efforts to suppress our basic rights, I am thoughtfully considering a new chapter in my longtime commitment to defend the rights and values of all Texans.

From Eddie Rodriguez Campaign

October 21, 2021

James Talarico Campaign: Raises $100,000 In One Week After Announcing HD 50 Run

Only a week after Texas Republicans gerrymandered him out of his suburban Austin district, Rep. James Talarico has raised $100,000 from more than 700 unique donors for his run in the neighboring House District 50.

From James Talarico Campaign

October 5, 2021

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute: Senate Jane Nelson Honored With First Tom Luce Award For Mental Health

Senator Jane Nelson, whose contributions to better mental health policy, particularly for children, have helped Texas vastly improve its mental health care systems, was named the first recipient of The Tom Luce Award for Mental Health Policy Transformation, awarded by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute at its Sixth Annual Engage & Excel Conference.

From Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

October 18, 2021

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: Texas House Advances Congressional Maps That Ignore Latino Voters

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: Texas House Advances Congressional Maps That Ignore Latino Voters

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

October 5, 2021

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: State Rep. Rafael Anchia Responds To Advancing Discriminatory Election Maps

Today, the Texas House Committee on Redistricting advanced Committee Substitute House Bill 1 (PlanH2176), which sets the electoral districts for the Texas House of Representatives for the next decade.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

October 4, 2021

Mike Collier Campaign: Democrat Mike Collier Officially Announces Campaign To Unseat Dan Patrick For Texas Lt. Governor

Today, after conducting a months-long exploratory committee that began in April of this year, Democrat Mike Collier officially announced the launch of his campaign for Texas Lt. Governor. In a video posted to his social media channels, Mike outlined the stakes of the moment and what is inspiring his run.

From Mike Collier Campaign

October 5, 2021

Mike Collier Campaign: Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa On Mike Collier’s Announcement For Lieutenant Governor

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “Since I first met Mike Collier at the Texas Capitol the night of Wendy Davis' filibuster, Mike Collier has been one of the strongest, hardest working, committed Democrats in the Texas Democratic Party.

From Mike Collier Campaign

October 4, 2021

MOVE Texas: Statement On Gov. Greg Abbott’s Attempt To Retrofit An Election Bill He Already Signed

Thursday night, Gov. Greg Abbott added a revisit of the anti-voter bill he signed just weeks ago onto the third special session agenda. The primary focus of the revisit is to increase the penalty for individuals who vote when they are not eligible to, even if they do not know they are ineligible. Gov. Greg Abbott wants the penalty for this innocent mistake to be up to 20 years in prison.

From MOVE Texas

October 21, 2021

MOVE Texas: Governor Greg Abbott Installs ‘Stop The Steal’ Loyalist As Texas Secretary Of State

Earlier today, Governor Greg Abbott announced he was installing a lawyer who worked with former president Donald Trump and Texas Rep. Briscoe Cain to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania as the top elections official in the state of Texas.

From MOVE Texas

October 5, 2021

MOVE Texas: Texas Legislature Continues Assault On Democracy On Multiple Fronts, Here’s What To Expect

Yesterday, the Texas Legislature held several election-related hearings, including two on redistricting, one on the scam election review, and one on revisions to Senate Bill 1, the restricting voting law passed in the last special session.

From MOVE Texas

October 21, 2021

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Announces Appointment To The Adult High School Charter School Program Advisory Committee

Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Chuck Cook, of Flower Mound, to the Adult High School Charter School Program Advisory Committee. Upon making the appointment, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement:

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

October 21, 2021

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Announces Appointments To The Texas Commission On Community College Finance

Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Brandon Creighton, of Conroe, Sen. Larry Taylor, of Friendswood, and Chancellor Stephen Head, of The Woodlands, to the Texas Commission on Community College Finance. Upon making the appointments, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement:

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

October 5, 2021

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Statement On The Passage Of Senate Bill 4

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 4, the Texas Senate District Map, by Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston: "The Senate's map that passed today is fair and legal, and passed with bipartisan support.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

October 4, 2021

Pete Flores Campaign: Kolkhorst Supports Flores Return

Pete Flores, former Texas State Senator and conservative Republican candidate for Texas Senate District 24, released the endorsement of Senator Lois Kolkhorst. “Senator Kolkhorst is one of the toughest negotiators in the Texas legislature,” Flores said. “She has a real appreciation for small towns and rural counties. I appreciate her willingness to make an early commitment to our campaign.”

From Pete Flores Campaign

October 18, 2021

Phil King Campaign: King Endorsed By Senator Ted Cruz

Building on the growing momentum since his announcement for Texas Senate just three weeks ago, Representative Phil King today announced a major endorsement from U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz said, “I’ve known Phil King since when I served as Texas’ Solicitor General and know him to be grounded in constitutional principles and the rule of law.

From Phil King Campaign

October 11, 2021

Phil King Campaign: King Endorsed By Speaker Newt Gingrich, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin

State Representative Phil King today announced endorsements from former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the Family Research Council's Executive Vice President Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin.

From Phil King Campaign

October 5, 2021

Phil King Campaign: King Earns Support From Congressman Roger Williams; Over 700 Citizens Endorse Bid For Texas Senate

Today, State Representative Phil King received a resounding show of support from his home county, as an initial list of over 700 local supporters endorsed his campaign for Texas Senate District 10 (see list below). King also announced the endorsement of Congressman Roger Williams, who represents Johnson County.

From Phil King Campaign

October 4, 2021

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Texas: Texas Supreme Court Allows Indefinite Stay Of S.B. 8 Challenge

Today, the Texas Supreme Court denied an emergency request to allow Planned Parenthood’s ongoing challenge to Texas’s six-week abortion ban, S.B. 8, to continue. All state-court challenges to S.B. 8, including Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against Texas Right to Life (TRTL), have been stayed indefinitely by the Texas Multidistrict Litigation Panel.

From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Texas

October 18, 2021

Representative Brooks Landgraf: West Texas Wins In Redistricting Process

State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) is pleased to announce that West Texas is poised to retain its 16 districts in the Texas House of Representatives following the 2021 redistricting process.

From Representative Brooks Landgraf

October 4, 2021

Representative Jacey Jetton: Files Legislation To Protect Personal Vaccine Information

- State Representative Jacey Jetton (R-Richmond) filed legislation to prevent county health authorities from sharing personal vaccine or immunization information with non-healthcare related third parties. House Bill 120 was filed in response to a questionable contract between Fort Bend County and a for-profit political consulting firm that could have access to private vaccine information.

From Representative Jacey Jetton

October 4, 2021

Senator Cesar J. Blanco: Senate Special Committee On Redistricting Considers Senator Blanco’s Amendments To Proposed Congressional District Map

Today, the Senate Special Committee on Redistricting is hearing public testimony on committee amendments to the proposed congressional district maps (Senate Bill 6). Senator Blanco filed 2 amendments to add Fort Bliss and El Paso International Airport back into Congressional District 16. His amendments sponsored by Senator Zaffirini will be considered in today's hearing.

From Senator Cesar J. Blanco

October 21, 2021

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa: Named Champion Of Transparency By The Texas Press Association

On Monday, October 18, the Texas Press Association presented Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa with the "Champion of Transparency" award for his record of supporting the Texas Public Information Act and legislation that improves legal notice requirements of government activities during the 87th Regular Legislative Session

From Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa

October 5, 2021

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa: Statement On The Passage Of SB4 The Texas Senate Redistricting Plan

Yesterday, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 4 by Senator Joan Huffman which outlines the Texas Senate district boundaries that will be in place for the next ten years. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, State Senator representing District 20, will continue to represent Hidalgo, Brooks, Jim Wells, and Nueces Counties, with some modifications.

From Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa

October 11, 2021

Senator Judith Zaffirini: Press Association Names Senator Zaffirini Champion Of Transparency

—The Texas Press Association named Senator Judith Zaffirini, DLaredo, its Champion of Transparency for her leadership in promoting open government and accountability during the 2021 regular legislative session.

From Senator Judith Zaffirini

October 18, 2021

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement On Passing Of Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell

“Heidi and I send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of General Colin Powell during this time of mourning. As our nation’s first African American Secretary of State, Powell’s life was as historic as it was extraordinary. In his tenure as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and throughout his remarkable career, General Powell dedicated his life to the defense and security of our nation.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 4, 2021

Texas AFL-CIO: Suggests Alternatives For Use Of Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds

The Texas AFL-CIO today pointed the way to worker-centered priorities for use of more than $16 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, arguing that a large percentage of the money should go toward elevating working people who played a major role in battling COVID-19 and preserving prosperity during the pandemic, along with families that have suffered from lack of work.

From Texas AFL-CIO

October 5, 2021

TDP: Statement On The RNC’s New Hispanic Engagement Office In McAllen

Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued a statement regarding the opening of the RNC’s Hispanic Engagement Office in McAllen: “This is a moment of great irony.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 11, 2021

TDP: John Lujan Campaign Canvassing With Insider Knowledge Of Runoff Election Date, Not Yet Public

This week, images emerged appearing to show RNC Hispanic Engagement Director in San Antonio Natalia Godoy campaigning on behalf of Republican House District 118 candidate John Lujan with inside knowledge of the runoff election date -- which Gov. Abbott has not yet publicly announced, and which has not been shared with Democratic candidate Frank Ramirez or H.D. 118 voters.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 21, 2021

TDP: Big Oil Handpicked Grid Reliability Group, Latest In GOP Grid Scandal

Thursday, the Texas Tribune revealed that when a committee for grid reliability was created in the aftermath of February’s devastating winter power outages, the oil industry’s top four choices were all selected by the Republican-controlled Railroad Commission, which sets energy policy in Texas.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 21, 2021

TDP: Abbott Names Trump Lawyer As New Secretary Of State, Hits New Level Of Undermining Democracy

Texas Democrats are outraged to hear that Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed a new Texas secretary of state -- responsible for overseeing elections -- who is an attorney who represented disgraced ex-president Donald Trump in his challenge of the 2020 election results.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 4, 2021

Texas Freedom Network: SB 9, Today’s Hearing Wastes Lawmakers’ Time & Intimidates Texas Voters

Today, The Texas Committee of State Affairs is holding a public hearing for SB 9, a bill that could impose harsher penalties for people who make innocent mistakes while voting. This bill comes as Governor Abbott’s latest attempt to intimidate eligible voters in Texas.

From Texas Freedom Network

October 5, 2021

Texas General Land Office: State Agencies Join Forces To Encourage Local Communities To Apply For Funding For Local Hazard Mitigation Plans

The Texas General Land Office (GLO), Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) encourage local entities affected by specific disasters to apply to GLO to access $25 million in grants that have been available to assist eligible entities in developing or updating FEMA-approved local hazard mitigation plans.

From Texas General Land Office

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