Contributing Writer | 11/20/2020

Texas House District 138 includes portions of West Houston, Bear Creek, Katy, and Spring Branch. In 2018, Republican Dwayne Bohac won re-election to the seat by a razor thin 0.1 percentage points. In 2020, Republican Lacey Hull won the open seat by 3.24 percentage points. Akilah Bacy (D) Lacey Hull (R)(Winner) Totals Total Money Raised …

Contributing Writer | 11/20/2020

Texas House District 65 includes portions of Carrollton, Dallas, Highland Village, and Lewisville in Denton County. Democrat Michelle Beckley flipped the seat to the blue column in 2018, winning by 2.32 percentage points. In 2020, Beckley won reelection against her opponent by 3 percentage points. Michelle Beckley (D) Kronda Thimesch (R) Totals Total Money Raised …

Contributing Writer | 11/20/2020

Texas House District 52 includes portions of Round Rock, Hutto, Taylor, and Georgetown, as well as other communities in Williamson County. Democrat James Talarico flipped the seat in 2018 by 3.46 percentage points. In 2020, Talarico defeated Republican candidate Lucio Valdez by 2.88 percentage points. James Talarico (D) Lucio Valdez (R) Totals Total Money Raised …

Contributing Writer | 11/16/2020

For the last two years, the most fiercely fought contest in Texas politics has been the Democrats’ effort to take control of the Texas House. Buoyed by flipping 12 seats to their column in 2018 and believing they could ride a demographic wave to increased power, Democrats and their PACs spent tens of millions of …

Contributing Writer | 11/12/2020

Does spending the most money during a campaign win elections? Historically, Texas has shown a strong correlation between a candidate’s ability to outspend their opponent(s) and victory on Election Day.  In 2020, Texas experienced a remarkably expensive election cycle, with almost $536 million spent in Texas state-level campaign finance as of the most recently available …