First Baptist Dallas senior pastor Robert Jeffress says he considers former President Trump a friend and calls him "the greatest president since Ronald Reagan," but he's holding off on endorsing Trump's recently announced 2024 run.
Why it matters: Jeffress was the first prominent evangelical leader to endorse Trump's 2016 run for president and he has been one of Trump's most staunch supporters.
Herschel Walker, the Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, has continued to claim his Tarrant County home as his primary residence — potentially breaking both Texas tax laws and some Georgia rules on establishing residency for the purpose of voting or running for office, according to CNN.
Why it matters: Walker will face Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a runoff election in December after neither candidate earned more than 50% of the vote in this month's midterm.
Candidates who rose to prominence opposing critical race theory did well in North Texas elections this week — but that wasn't the case in other parts of the state.
Dallas will get a new convention center, Tarrant County is sending the first Muslim and South Asian to the statehouse, the Collin County Commissioners Court will keep its judge and Denton will decriminalize marijuana.
The latest: Here's a breakdown of some of the biggest North Texas races, according to results from local election offices, as of Wednesday morning…
Embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beat his Democratic opponent, Rochelle Garza, winning a third term as the state's chief legal officer, according to results from the Secretary of State.
Why it matters: The attorney general's office doesn't oversee elections in Texas, but it’s in charge of defending and enforcing the state’s election laws and of bringing lawsuits, like cases that allege voter fraud.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick won a third term in the second-highest executive office in Texas government, defeating Democrat Mike Collier for a second time, per results from the Secretary of State.
Why it matters: Over the last eight years, Patrick has taken the power concentrated in the state’s No. 2 job to another level and built a national profile as a regular guest on Fox News.
More than 1 million North Texans mailed in a ballot or voted early in the midterm elections, but a vast majority of us have one last opportunity — today — to cast a ballot.
Why it matters: Our statewide and local leaders make countless decisions over the course of their tenure that affect our day-to-day lives — from how and what our children learn, to how Medicaid is structured. And of course, how our tax dollars are spent.
An eye surgeon endorsed by former President Trump and a wealthy conservationist are vying to become the new Texas land commissioner.
- The Republican candidate is Dawn Buckingham, a state senator from Lakeway. The Democratic candidate is Jay Kleberg, former associate director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. His family owns the King Ranch.
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