Our Race to Raise articles take 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.
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Transparency USA | 09/23/2021

Less than one year into a new administration, speculation is already in full swing for the 2024 presidential election. While no politician seems to have escaped the rumor mill, political spectators have honed in on two prominent state leaders who may be positioning themselves for a spot on the Republican ticket.    Governors Greg Abbott (R-Texas) …

USA
Transparency USA | 08/17/2021

In state-level elections, the race for governor is the marquee contest on the ballot, setting the tone for the next two to four years in state government. And several upcoming governor’s races are expected to garner more attention — and be more contentious — than usual due to governors’ COVID-related decisions and rumored 2024 presidential …

Transparency USA | 08/13/2021

In Virginia, voters will be heading to the polls this November to elect their new governor, replacing the term-limited Democrat Governor Ralph Northam. The former swing state has been trending Democratic in recent election cycles, but this election is expected to be the closest statewide election in Virginia in recent memory.  Polling site FiveThirtyEight recently …

Transparency USA | 07/26/2021

Paxton Draws Two Seasoned Primary Challengers The early campaign finance data could indicate trouble for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s reelection efforts in 2022. After an uncontested run in the 2018 Republican primary, the incumbent has already drawn two challengers in his bid for a third term. Both veterans of Texas state-level politics, the latest …

Transparency USA | 07/22/2021

The first financial reports of the 2022 Texas Governor’s race show Gov. Abbott with a strong financial lead, but challengers may be able to use time to their advantage. The Race to Raise Next year, Texas Republicans will select their nominee for governor in a race to decide the future of the state. This race …