A Closer Look

Our A Closer Look series provides a breakdown of a particular donor’s giving habits within Texas politics. We specifically analyze to whom money is given and when, providing context so citizens can determine the motivation behind the donor’s giving. Stay tuned for the next installment.

08/09/19

Top Donor to Bonnen Investigator is … Dennis Bonnen?

On Wednesday, the Texas House General Investigating Committee, tasked with investigating internal House affairs, announced it will hold a public…

08/08/19

Top Ten Texas PACs for 2020

These ten Texas PACs have already taken in more than $14 million combined, which they will use to support their…

08/01/19

Top Ten Texas Donors for 2020

Nearly $70 million has already been pumped into the accounts of Texas candidates and PACs for the 2020 elections. Who’s…

07/25/19

Bonnen Missing From the List of Top Texas Fundraisers

Who’s conspicuously absent from the first campaign finance reports of 2020? Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen.  We just…

07/24/19

These Texas Politicians Are Raking In the Campaign Cash

The first campaign finance reports of 2020 are live. Here’s a look at the ten candidates who have collected the…

05/21/19

Who Knew A Calendar Could Be So Deadly?

Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen apparently struck a deal with House Democrats to use the Calendars Committee to…

03/26/19

A Closer Look: Kel Seliger, The Fourth Most Powerful Politician in Texas?

There’s a lot of talk about Texas’ Big Three — Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and new Speaker…

01/22/19

Who is Buying Access to Texas’ Top Politicians?

Texas politicians and PACs are required to file reports with the Texas Ethics Commission listing all their campaign contributions and…

12/18/18

A Closer Look: Who’s Really Buying Texas?

*This article was updated April 2019, to include all transactions from the 2018 Texas election cycle — January 1, 2017…

12/11/18

A Closer Look: Top 10 PACs of the 2018 Election Season

Discover the top 10 Political Action Committees (PACs) that spent the most on the 2018 Texas elections. 1.  Texas Association…