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.
Contributing Writer | 11/03/2016

Arguably the most surprising electoral upset in the Texas Republican Party primary occurred in House District 20 (HD20). This district is comprised of Burnet and Milam counties, along with the northern portion of Williamson County. The race saw two-term incumbent State Representative Marsha Farney face off with, and ultimately lose to, Colonel Terry Wilson, a retired …

Contributing Writer | 10/19/2016

Arguably the most heated Republican primary race in the greater Houston area in 2016 occurred in State House District 150 (HD150). The race featured twelve-year incumbent State Representative Debbie Riddle, along with three challengers, including local grassroots leader Valoree Swanson – the eventual winner. Here’s a quick look at the numbers: Texas House District 150 – By …

Contributing Writer | 09/27/2016

This year’s race for Texas State House District 115 (HD115) was the third battle in a row between State Representative Matt Rinaldi and former State Representative Bennett Ratliff. Since 2012, when businessman Matt Rinaldi challenged sitting State Rep. Bennett Ratliff, it has been game on. State Rep. Ratliff fended off the challenger to hold the …

Contributing Writer | 09/20/2016

The race to represent State House District 8 (HD8) was one of the most high-profile and costly of the last election cycle. Longtime State Representative Byron Cook, chairman of the powerful State Affairs Committee, was challenged by young businessman Thomas McNutt. Here’s a quick look at the numbers: Texas House District 8 – By The …