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.

02/15/20

Democrats and Republicans Battle Over Jonathan Stickland’s Seat, House District 92

Texas House District 92, which includes Hurst, Euless, Bedford and parts of Arlington, Fort Worth and Grand Prairie, has been…

02/13/20

Ordaz Perez and Tamayo Battle It Out to Represent El Paso

House District 76 is the western-most district in the state, running along the border with Mexico and encompassing El Paso…

At 3X the In-District Donors, Jon Francis Leads the HD 60 Race

The most closely watched political clash in Texas this year will be the Democrats’ attempt to take control of the…

02/04/20

Small Dollar Donors Making Big 2020 Impact

As the 2020 elections begin to heat up in Texas, much of the focus will certainly be on the money…

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…