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.
Tracy Marshall | 07/21/2020

Texas candidates just filed their semiannual campaign finance reports, giving voters a behind-the-scenes look into their fundraising as they head into the final stretch before the November elections.  To give you a fair comparison, we pulled the numbers from the same time frame in 2018. The headline from the data was easy: donations to Democratic …

Contributing Writer | 07/07/2020

Which Candidate Can Inspire Voter Turnout? Here’s What the Numbers Show. In 2018, Texas State Senator Pete Flores ended century-long Democratic control of Senate District 19 during a low-turnout special election. The Republican Senator, who now sits on the influential Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, may be facing an uphill battle in the November general …

Contributing Writer | 06/29/2020

In the 2020 election season, redistricting is the biggest prize in Texas politics. The lawmakers elected to office this November will have outsized influence over the all-important redistricting process in the 2021 legislative session. Democrats are working to usher in a “blue wave” of influence in Austin, particularly when it comes to the redrawing of …

Tracy Marshall | 04/30/2020

Rumors have been swirling in the political world about what’s going on with fundraising — who’s ahead and who’s behind. We decided to pull the data, do the math, and bring you the numbers. We compared 2020 to the 2018 election cycle. What we found was, frankly, shocking.  Let’s Start With The Numbers The most …

Contributing Writer | 04/14/2020

Texas House District 92, which includes Hurst, Euless, Bedford and parts of Arlington, Fort Worth and Grand Prairie, has been targeted by Democrats in their effort to gain control of the Texas House. Needing only nine more seats to flip the House to the blue column, Democrats are targeting a list of house districts that …