Race to Raise

Our Race to Raise series takes a deeper look at the most high-profile races of the election cycle, focusing specifically on money raised by those seeking to serve in public office. Stay tuned for the next installment.

01/27/20

Prominent PACs and Donors Propped Up Bonnen, Even as Texas Rangers Investigated

Although disgraced Speaker of the Texas House Dennis Bonnen announced he would not seek reelection, he has not yet resigned,…

01/24/20

Outside Money Underwrites First Texas House Races

This Tuesday, January 28, voters will choose three members of the Texas House of Representatives in the first races of…

01/20/20

$21 Million Donated to Texas Candidates and PACS from Out-of-State

Of the $187 million Texas candidates and PACs have taken in so far for the 2020 elections, more than $21…

01/14/20

How Much Does it Cost to Win a Seat in the Texas House?

In 2018 the average spent by politicians who won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives was $354,099. As…

12/19/19

A Luxury Lifestyle on the Donor Dime

You know those iffy charges from your last work trip that you decided not to include on your expense report…

12/12/19

Final Countdown: Buzbee vs. Turner

This Saturday, December 14, Houston will elect its next mayor in a heated runoff election between incumbent Sylvester Turner and…

12/06/19

Battleground 2020: Texas House of Representatives

The battle to control the Texas House promises to be one of the most-watched political stories of 2020. For the…

11/12/19

House Chairmen Raised 395% of Amount Raised By Colleagues

Being appointed the chairman of a committee in the Texas House not only means power — it also means money….

10/31/19

Big Money Spent in the Houston Mayoral Race

Houston, Texas is one of the nation’s largest and most prosperous cities. In the last stretch before election day, Houston’s…

Last Minute Money in the Midland Mayoral Race

For those staying abreast of the money that backs political power, the upcoming mayoral race in Midland, Texas is one…