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 | 02/13/2020

The most closely watched political clash in Texas this year will be the Democrats’ attempt to take control of the Texas House of Representatives. And the battle begins with the primaries on March 3. Over the next three weeks we’ll be bringing you an inside look at some of the most hotly contested primary races …

Tracy Marshall | 02/04/2020

As the 2020 elections begin to heat up in Texas, much of the focus will certainly be on the money flowing into the candidates’ war chests. If early numbers for this election cycle are any indicator, small dollar donors will have a big impact on the upcoming elections. The prevailing narrative in recent years has …

Contributing Writer | 01/24/2020

This Tuesday, January 28, voters will choose three members of the Texas House of Representatives in the first races of the 2020 season. Ironically, the winners in these races may never cast a vote in the Texas Legislature, as they’ll have to run again in the primary (March) and the general election (November) in order …

Contributing Writer | 01/20/2020

Of the $187 million Texas candidates and PACs have taken in so far for the 2020 elections, more than $21 million (11.2 percent) is from outside Texas. The top places pumping money into Texas are DC, California, Illinois, Florida, Oklahoma, and surprisingly, Nebraska.  When it comes to politicians seeking donations to their campaign accounts, Texas …

Contributing Writer | 01/14/2020

In 2018 the average spent by politicians who won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives was $354,099. As with any average, it doesn’t tell the whole story. While some candidates won their seats on a shoestring budget, six House Representatives doled out well in excess of one million dollars during their campaign. Occupying …