Seeing double: Phillip Huffines could seek to join twin Don in Texas Senate

Depending on how you feel about Sen. Don Huffines, next year’s state elections could double your pleasure, or double your pain. Huffines’ twin brother, Dallas businessman Phillip Huffines, is considering running for a soon-to-be vacant Collin County seat in the Texas Senate. …

Texas House Committee Assignments List

Texas Speaker Joe Straus announced key house committee assignments today reflecting important leadership changes in this 85th legislative session. Two new select committees were added for this session in addition to 38 standing committees — State and Federal Power and Responsibility, and Texas Ports, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Ellis Wins Democratic Nomination for Harris County Commissione

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune – June 25, 2016

State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, has won the Democratic nomination for a vacant seat on the Harris County commissioner’s court, putting the 26-year Texas Senate veteran on a path to leave the Legislature by next year.……

Statement from Dr. Lynn Stucky

When I announced my candidacy for state representative nearly seven months ago, the political experts didn’t give me the time of day. There was no way that I could even be competitive in this race, much less win.……

Donald Trump unveils list of his top picks for Supreme Court

By JILL COLVIN and MARK SHERMAN | May. 18, 2016 – Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he’s elected to the White House.……