2022 Elections

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Will Democrats have to stomach a former Bush strategist?

Will Democrats have to stomach a former Bush strategist?

Matthew Dowd has been teasing at a run for statewide office in Texas, particularly a bid against Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. The former George W. Bush strategist turned political pundit shares a similar journey to a number of other conservatives who have switched sides...

Beto close to announcing bid against Abbott

Beto close to announcing bid against Abbott

Beto O’Rourke is close to officially announcing his run for Texas governor, both Axios and The New York Times are reporting. The former El Paso congressman received national fame when he challenged Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 and came within three percentage points from...

Musings: How to Beat Greg Abbott, revisited

Musings: How to Beat Greg Abbott, revisited

Way back in early February, I made a bold proclamation: despite his decades in office in millions in his campaign coffers, Governor Greg Abbott was eminently beatable in 2022.  Here we are, half a year later, and from my perspective as an extremely pissed-off...

Jessica Cisneros files for a second congressional run

Jessica Cisneros files for a second congressional run

South Texas immigrant rights attorney Jessica Cisneros is running for Congress in 2022, Federal Election Commission filings show. Cisneros made headlines during the 2020 election cycle after mounting an insurgent campaign against Henry Cuellar, one of the most...

DCCC begins funding organizers in Texas

DCCC begins funding organizers in Texas

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm of House Democrats, announced Monday they would kick off a seven-figure organizing effort in battleground congressional districts around the country, including in Texas. The money slated for Texas will...