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George W. Bush - 1994

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: December 11, 2017
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): August 24, 2018
Filing Deadline (Independents): June 21, 2018
Primary: March 6, 2018
Run-Off: May 22, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on December 8, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Greg Abbott (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Ann Richards - 1990

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Dan Patrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ken Paxton (R)* - (Campaign Site)

COMPTROLLER:
Glenn Hegar (R)* - (Campaign Site)

James A. Baker - 1978

STATE LAND COMMISSIONER:
George P. Bush (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Sid Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE RAILROAD COMMISSION:

2018 ELECTION:
Christi Craddick (R)*
- (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.

Ryan Sitton (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020

Wayne Christian (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


George W. Bush - 1994

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

John Cornyn (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.
Joaquin Castro (D) - Congressman & Ex-State Rep.

Dwayne Stovall (I) - Bridge Building Contractor, Ex-Oil Refinery Worker & '14 Candidate

John Tower - 1978

Ted Cruz (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Louie Gohmert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Culler (R) - Ex-Bank Manager & Frequent Candidate

Ron Paul for Congress

District 2:
[ Ted Poe (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won Dan Crenshaw (R) - Retired Navy Officer

District 3:
[ Sam Johnson (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won Van Taylor (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Iraq War Veteran & '06 Nominee

District 4:
John Ratcliffe (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Catherine Krantz (D) - Festival Producer, Marketing Executive & '18 Nominee

District 5:
[ Jeb Hensarling (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won Lance Gooden (R) - State Rep. & Businessman

Jack Brooks

District 6:
[ Joe Barton (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won Ron Wright (R) - Tarrant County Tax Assessor & Ex-Arlington Councilman

District 7:
[ John Culberson (R)* - Lost for Reelection in 2018. ]
won Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) - Attorney
Christopher Sandles (D) - US Veterans Affairs Hospital System Director & Naval Reserve Officer
Tom DeVor (R) - Sales Account Manager, GOP Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 8:
Kevin Brady (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 9:
Al Green (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 10:
Michael McCaul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Siegel (D) - Attorney, Ex-Teacher, Civil Rights Activist & '18 Nominee

Tom DeLay

District 11:
Mike Conaway (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Kay Granger (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 13:
Mac Thornberry (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Greg Sagan (D) - Retired Business Consultant, Vietnam War Veteran & '18 Nominee

District 14:
Randy Weber (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 15:
Vicente Gonzalez (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Charlie Wilson

District 16:
[ Beto O'Rourke (D)* - Lost for US Senate in 2018. ]
won Veronica Escobar (D) - Ex-El Paso County Judge & Ex-El Paso County Commissioner

District 17:
Bill Flores (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 18:
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bimal Patel (D) - Physician

Ava Pate (R) - Cosmetologist & '16/'18 Candidate

District 19:
Jodey Arrington (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 20:
Joaquin Castro (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Henry B. Gonzalez

District 21:
[ Lamar Smith (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won Chip Roy (R) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Conservative Activist

Joseph Kopser (D) - Businessman, Aerospace Engineer, Retired Army Officer & '18 Nominee 

District 22:
Pete Olson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-US Foreign Service Officer & '18 Nominee

District 23:
Will Hurd (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) - Iraq War Veteran, Ex-US Trade Representative Official & '18 Nominee

District 24:
Kenny Marchant (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jan McDowell (D) - Personal Concierge, Ex-Human Resouces Executive & '16/'18 Nominee
Steve Kuzmich (I) - Attorney

District 25:
Roger Williams (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Phil Gramm - Clayton Williams - Joe Dial - Rob Mosbacher Jr. - 1990

District 26:
Michael Burgess (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 27:
Michael Cloud (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Holguin (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Nominee

District 28:
Henry Cuellar (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 29:
[ Gene Green (D)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won Sylvia Garcia (D) - State Sen., Ex-Harris County Commisisoner, Ex-Houston City Controller & Attorney

Martin Frost

District 30:
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Barbara Mallory Caraway (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Dallas City Councilwoman & Frequent Candidate 

District 31:
John Carter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
MJ Hegar (D) - Business Consultant, Afghan War Veteran, Author & '18 Nominee

District 32:
[ Pete Sessions (R)* - Lost for Reelection in 2018. ]
won Colin Allred (D) - Attorney, Ex-US Housing Dept Official & Ex-Pro Football Player

District 33:
Marc Veasey (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Preston Smith

District 34:
Filemon Vela (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 35:
Lloyd Doggett (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 36:
Brian Babin (R)* - (Campaign Site)



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Texas Communist Party
Constitution Party of Texas
Texas Democratic Party
Texas Green Party
Libertarian Party of Texas
Republican Party of Texas
Socialist Party of Texas


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Bob Krueger

Secretary of State's Office

State Ethics Commission


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

PRINT MEDIA:
Abilene Reporter-News
Aledo Community News
Allen American
Alpine Avalanche
Alpine Desert-Mountain Times
Amarillo Daily News / Amarillo Globe Times
Angleton Times
Arlington Morning News
Athens Daily Review
Austin American-Statesman
Austin Business Journal
Austin Chronicle (Alternative)
- (Political Section)
Austin Review
Baytown Sun
Beaumont Enterprise
Black News Online (African-American)
Brazoria County Facts
Brownsville Herald
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Canyon Lake Times Guardian
Cedar Creek Pilot
Cleveland Advocate
Conroe Courier
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corsicana Daily Sun
Cuero Record
Daily Texan (University of Texas)
D Magazine (Dallas)
Dallas Arena
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas Morning News
- (Political Section)
Dallas Observer (Alternative)
Dallas Voice (Gay)
Dallas-Fort Worth Heritage (Christian)
Del Rio News-Herald
Denton Record-Chronicle
El Campo Leader-News
El Paso Times
Ellis County Press
Fort Stockton Pioneer
Frisco Enterprise
Fort Worth Commercial Recorder (Legal/Business News)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gainesville Daily Register
Galveston County Daily News
Gilmer Mirror
Greenville Herald-Banner
Groveton News
Harlingen Valley Morning Star
Hays Free Press
Hood County News
Houston Business Journal
Houston Chronicle
- (Politics Section)
Houston County Courier
Houston Forward Times (African-American)
Houston Jewish Herald-Voice
Houston Press (Alternative)
Keene Star Reporter
Kilgore News Herald
Killeen Daily Herald
Kirbyville East Texas Banner
Laredo Morning Times
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Lufkin Daily News
McAllen Monitor
Midland Reporter-Telegram
Moore County News-Press
Mt. Pleasant Daily Tribune
Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Odessa American
Pampa News
Paris News
Pasadena Citizen
Pecos Enterprise
Plainview Daily Herald
Plano Star Courier
Pleasanton Express
Port Arthur News
Polk County Enterprise
Randall County Canyon News
Rosenberg Herald-Coaster
Round Rock Leader
San Angelo Standard-Times
San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio Current (Alternative)
San Antonio Daily Commercial Record (Legal/Business)
San Antonio Express-News
San Marcos Daily Record
San Saba County Review
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
Seminole Sentinel
Sherman Herald-Democrat
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Sweetwater Reporter
Temple Daily Telegram
Terrell Tribune
Texarkana Gazette
Texas Almanac
Texas City Sun
Texas Monthly
Texas Observer
Texas Triangle (Gay)
Texas Tribune (Politics)
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Victoria Advocate
Waco Tribune-Herald
Weatherford Democrat
Wharton Journal-Spectator
Wichita Falls Times Record News
Wilson County News
Wise County Messenger

Bill Clements for Governor

BROADCAST MEDIA:
East Texas Radio
KVUE TV-24 (ABC - Austin)
KXAN TV-36 (NBC - Austin)
KDFW TV-4 (FOX - Dallas)
KTVT TV-11 (CBS - Dallas)
KXAS TV-5 (NBC - Dallas)
WFAA TV-8 (ABC - Dallas)
KDBC TV-4 (CBS - El Paso)
KTSM TV-9 (NBC - El Paso)
KHOU TV-11 (CBS - Houston)
KHWB TV-39 (WB - Houston)
KPRC TV-2 (NBC - Houston)
KTRK TV-13 (ABC - Houston)
KAMC TV-28 (ABC - Lubbock)
KTRE TV-9 (ABC - Lufkin)
KMID TV-2 (ABC - Midland)
KENS TV-5 (CBS - San Antonio)
KSAT TV-12 (ABC - San Antonio)
WOAI TV-4 (NBC - San Antonio)
Texas Cable News
KCEN TV-6 (NBC - Waco)

Lloyd Bentsen - 1970

POLITICAL BLOGS:
AustinBloggers.org
Blog Houston
Burnt Orange Report
Capitol Annex
Capitol Blog
Capitol Inside
Come and Take It
Common Sense
District Sixer
Ellis County Observer
Frontburner (D Magazine)
Gonzo Muckraker
Grits for Breakfast
Houston's Clear Thinkers
In The Pink Texas
The Jeffersonian
LeftyBlogs: Texas
Lone Star Report
Lone Star Times
People's Republic of Seabrook
Pink Dome
PolitickerTX.com
Professors R-Squared
QuorumReport.com
The Red State
Rhymes with Right
Swanky Conservative
Texas GOP Vote
Texas Political Resource Page
Texas Tuesdays
Texas 21
TXElects
UrbanGrounds
Voice in the Wilderness

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