Lance Gooden

  The Texas Attorney General’s Office and The Texas Rangers are expected to seize nearly 600 mail-in ballots in Kaufman County on Wednesday.

Funding Sources Become Issue in Gooden-Pounds Race

May 17, 2018
State Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Terrell, speaks to Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, on August 2, 2017.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

In the race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas, mail pieces making the rounds don't mince words about the financing behind his would-be successor, Bunni Pounds. 


State Rep. Lance Gooden has announced that he will seek re-election in 2018. But he will have some familiar competition in the race for House District 4. 

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Ratcliffe rumbles past Gigliotti

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe should be returning to Washington, D.C., to continue his representation of the 4th Congressional District in the seat formerly held by elder statesman Ralph Hall. Ratcliffe rolled past challenger Lou Gigliotti by an almost three-to-one margin. With 95.1 percent of precincts reporting, Ratcliffe had 66.2 percent of the votes (71,263), while Gigliotti trailed with 23.3 percent (25,096). Another Republican challenger, Ray Hall, finished with 10.5 percent (11,342).

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A state representative from Kaufman County wants to ban the practice of taking photos of private property using drones.