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BOR Elections Weekly Round Up, September 12 - 22: Sen. Davis Sets a Date, Rep. Lewis Retires


by: Joseph Vogas

Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM CDT


Welcome to our first weekly round up of election news in the state of Texas! It has been a big week, with the launch of our candidate trackers. Burnt Orange Report is currently watching 223 of the partisan races that will appear on the November 2014 general election ballots throughout the state of Texas. Every Monday morning, this column will recap all the changes made to our elections charts and other significant elections news we covered in the previous week.

The big news last week: Sen. Wendy Davis announced October 3rd will be the date when we find out what office she will seek in 2014. Previously, Sen. Davis had said she had limited her options to Governor or re-election to the Texas Senate. In ten short days, we will finally know!

On Friday afternoon, State Rep. Tryon Lewis (R-Odessa) announced he would retire from the Texas House at the end of his current term. Rep. Lewis will have only served three terms in the Texas House and currently serves as the Chair of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence. Before his election in 2008, Rep. Lewis was a State District Judge for over twenty years. This means, House District 81, where President Obama got 24.18% in 2014, will be open in next year's general election.

Click after the jump to see the 44 other changes made on the ratings charts this week, including the 23 lawmakers Burnt Orange Report confirmed are seeking re-election in 2014.

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Ridiculous "Merry Christmas Bill" Introduced in Texas Legislature


by: Ben Sherman

Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 09:00 AM CDT

You see, not everyone in the Texas Legislature is serious. Not everyone is working for the betterment of Texas. Not everyone tries.

Enter the "Texas Merry Christmas Bill". This is the discharge of Republican State Rep. Dwayne Bohac (HD-138) and State Sen. Robert Nichols (SD-3). The bill aims to make it legal for schools to "educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer traditional greetings regarding the celebrations".

Read more below the jump.

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State Senate District 3


by: SADem

Tue Nov 28, 2006 at 02:53 AM CST

While we have to first elect Ciro to Congress and then Anthony DiNovo to the State House, the third Special Election to come up will be for Todd Staples' District 3 seat in the State Senate. (There is no special election in SD-3- see comments)

He wasn't challenged by a Democrat in 2002, but his 2000 result (which included 1 county no longer in his district) was

Staples 152,514
David Fisher (D) 98,976

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