Only one of the top-tier statewide elected officials in Texas has thus far not endorsed in the presidential race: Comptroller Glenn Hegar.
This makes him the odd man out among the statewide elected officials now that U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has endorsed Trump’s bid to re-take the White House. Last week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Trump following the Iowa caucus. Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Gov. Greg Abbott, and Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham have all previously endorsed Trump’s 2024 bid.
Despite having accepted Trump’s endorsement in his own 2018 and 2022 re-election bids, Hegar appears to have not made an endorsement in the 2024 presidential race.
Hegar did not respond to inquiries about the 2024 presidential race. The news section on his campaign website has not been updated since 2021, and his account on X makes no mention of the 2024 GOP presidential campaign.
In his third term as comptroller, Hegar is sitting on a campaign war chest of more than $9 million. Like the other statewide officials, Hegar will next be on the ballot in 2026. Having previously served in the Texas House and the Texas Senate, political observers say Hegar has been methodically positioning himself for a bid to run for lieutenant governor or governor the next time one of those offices is open.