For the first time in nearly two decades, Democrats believe they have a real chance to take control of the Texas House, and with it, control of the all-important redistricting process. These articles offer clear analysis and up-to-the-minute reports on the race to raise campaign cash in the battle to control the Texas House.
Contributing Writer | 02/13/2020

House District 76 is the western-most district in the state, running along the border with Mexico and encompassing El Paso and Fort Bliss. Since State Rep. César Blanco announced he would seek a promotion to the Texas Senate, two Democratic candidates and no Republicans have entered the race to represent this Democratic stronghold. Claudia Ordaz …

Contributing Writer | 02/13/2020

The most closely watched political clash in Texas this year will be the Democrats’ attempt to take control of the Texas House of Representatives. And the battle begins with the primaries on March 3. Over the next three weeks we’ll be bringing you an inside look at some of the most hotly contested primary races …

Contributing Writer | 01/24/2020

This Tuesday, January 28, voters will choose three members of the Texas House of Representatives in the first races of the 2020 season. Ironically, the winners in these races may never cast a vote in the Texas Legislature, as they’ll have to run again in the primary (March) and the general election (November) in order …

Contributing Writer | 01/14/2020

In 2018 the average spent by politicians who won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives was $354,099. As with any average, it doesn’t tell the whole story. While some candidates won their seats on a shoestring budget, six House Representatives doled out well in excess of one million dollars during their campaign. Occupying …

Tracy Marshall | 07/14/2019

“Everything’s bigger in Texas.” This year the famous quip may apply not only to Texas cowboy hats, ranches, and our “taller-than-the-one-in-DC” capitol building, but also to Texas’ outsized impact on American politics. Indeed, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently told a crowd in Houston that Texas is “ground zero” for the 2020 elections.  …