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 | 09/04/2019

Following the last legislative session, conservative activists and donors across Texas expressed dismay with what they believed to be lackluster results. We’ve reported the reasons for the general discontent from the Republican base here and here, as well as their veiled threats to put away their checkbooks.  According to the first financial reports of 2020, …

Contributing Writer | 08/21/2019

When Texas’ last legislative session gaveled to a close in late May, conservatives from across the state were not shy about expressing their disappointment with the results. Leaders of large and powerful grassroots organizations like Julie McCarty of True Texas Project, JoAnn Fleming of Grassroots America We The People, Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans …

Contributing Writer | 08/15/2019

You might be surprised to find that the Political Action Committee (PAC) with the most small-dollar donors in Republican-controlled Texas — both in the last election cycle and so far for 2020 — is ActBlue Texas, a Democrat PAC. Texas has been long-considered a “given” for Republicans, but Democrats have high hopes that they can …

Contributing Writer | 08/08/2019

These ten Texas PACs have already taken in more than $14 million combined, which they will use to support their favored candidates in the 2020 elections. Some of these PACs are partisan, some are corporate, and some represent the special interests of their industry constituents. Meet the top ten PACs which have collected the most …

Tracy Marshall | 07/25/2019

Who’s conspicuously absent from the first campaign finance reports of 2020? Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen.  We just released a list of the top ten candidates who have taken in the most money so far (You can find all the data here). Most of the list is no surprise — Greg Abbott is …