Our Capitol Crowd articles highlight the politicians, advocacy groups, and donors that have the biggest impact during the legislative session. 
USA
Contributing Writer | 08/17/2020

According to a recent study* by Ballotpedia, 97.3 percent of state legislators seeking reelection have advanced to the general election. This turnover rate isn’t unique. In fact, it’s in line with the percentage of incumbents advancing from the primary to the general elections in 2018 (97 percent) and 2016 (97.5 percent). The caricature of the …

Contributing Writer | 08/05/2020

Bribery and Racketeering Charges in the House The high-profile arrest of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others in July has brought state-level campaign finance — and the ways it can be misused on a grand scale — to national prominence. Householder’s arrest by federal officials in conjunction with a $60 million racketeering and …

Contributing Writer | 07/08/2020

Election Day for the party primary runoffs in Texas is this upcoming Tuesday, July 14. All eyes are on elections for the Texas Legislature this round, because the results of these runoffs could have an outsized impact in November. Although primary elections were held back on March 3rd, 16 of those elections have proceeded to …

Tracy Marshall | 04/08/2020

We’ve all been thinking about nothing except coronavirus news. But whether we are paying attention or not, the 2020 election season is moving forward. Here’s a quick five minute explainer to bring you up-to-date about all things related to the money in Texas politics. Check out these top ten takeaways about what’s happening so far …

Contributing Writer | 02/28/2020

The final numbers before Super Tuesday are live on our site! Before you vote, search HERE to see who’s funding your favorite –or least favorite — candidate and how he or she is spending their money. Five fast facts from the latest reports: ActBlue Texas, a conduit PAC for Democrat candidates, has doled out more …