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 | 07/24/2019

The first campaign finance reports of 2020 are live. Here’s a look at the ten candidates who have collected the most campaign cash so far: On paper, challengers have had the financial advantage. While incumbents were subject to a moratorium on fundraising for almost six months, political hopefuls have been able to raise money all …

Contributing Writer | 06/05/2019

On May 4, 2019, residents of San Antonio cast their votes to elect their next mayor, whittling a crowded race among nine candidates down to just two. Incumbent Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Councilman Greg Brockhouse emerged far ahead of the rest of the field to advance to a runoff on June 8. Nirenberg won …

Contributing Writer | 05/15/2019

Voters in Dallas have selected two candidates — Texas State Representative Eric Johnson and Dallas attorney Scott Griggs — to advance to a runoff in hopes of replacing outgoing, term-limited Mayor Mike Rawlings. Johnson and Griggs emerged from a crowded field of nine candidates, but the road was neither easy nor cheap. Here’s a look …

Contributing Writer | 10/30/2018

Democrats have their eyes on three Texas Senate seats they believe they can flip to the blue column on November 6th. If they can pull off this trifecta, it would end Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s Senate supermajority, and send a loud message that Texas is not as conservative as it once was. Transparency Texas has …

Contributing Writer | 10/23/2018

Texas Senator Don Huffines (R) (pictured left) appears to be in grave danger of losing his legislative seat this November. Of the 15 Texas Senate races this fall, three are considered up for grabs. Senate District 16, currently held by Huffines, is widely believed to be the most vulnerable for the incumbent. Although the seat …