Our Capitol Crowd articles highlight the politicians, advocacy groups, and donors that have the biggest impact during the legislative session. 
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 …

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 …

Tracy Marshall | 01/27/2020

Although disgraced Speaker of the Texas House Dennis Bonnen announced he would not seek reelection, he has not yet resigned, and he remains in control of more than $3.8 million. According to the most recent campaign finance reports released January 15, Bonnen has $824,334.01 in his campaign account and $2,996,243.90 in Texas Leads, a PAC …

Contributing Writer | 12/19/2019

You know those iffy charges from your last work trip that you decided not to include on your expense report because they’d probably get flagged by HR? Whether it was that $10 candy from the hotel mini-bar, a round of golf that wasn’t necessarily all business, or new underwear because you forgot to pack any, …