2014 Races Shape Up With Filing Deadline 12/9/13
December 9, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - The time has come for Texas politicos to either put up
or shut up for the 2014 elections.
Republicans who think an incumbent is too liberal, or Democrats pondering a
race where no one is seeking the party's nomination, have until the close of
business Monday to file their candidacy paperwork. So far there are a lot of the
former and not many of the latter.
Of the 15 statewide offices up for election, 36 Republicans and 15 Democrats
have filed candidate paperwork with the Texas secretary of state's office. No
Democrat was on the agency's list for any of the four Texas Supreme Court and
three Court of Criminal Appeals races.
The primary election is set for March 4. No Democrat has won statewide
office since 1994.