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 | 10/18/2018

Small businesswoman and interior designer Lisa Luby Ryan (R) will face off against trial attorney John Turner (D) to represent Texas House District 114 this November. The district, which encompasses North Dallas and Lake Highlands, is yet another DFW Metroplex legislative seat widely considered a toss-up. The seat has long been held by Republicans, but Clinton …

Contributing Writer | 10/09/2018

Is Texas House District 113 (seven percent of Dallas County, including portions of Garland, Mesquite, and Rowlett) really a swing district? It depends. According to voting trends? Yes. According to the money? Not even close. When it comes to the financial arms race for House District 113, there really is no competition. 33-year old Republican …

Contributing Writer | 10/02/2018

The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is ground zero in the war to turn Texas blue, and the battle between Texas House Representative Victoria Neave (D) (pictured left) and challenger Deanna Metzger (R) is front and center. Transparency Texas has taken a look at the money in the Johnson vs. Rinaldi race for House District 115 (Northwest …

Contributing Writer | 09/24/2018

Texas Senate District 10 (Tarrant County) is the only Senate district regularly considered a toss-up by politicos. That fact alone makes it one of the most important races this November for both Republicans and Democrats. With the recent flipping of Senate District 19 (Bexar County and parts of West Texas) from Democrat to Republican by …

Contributing Writer | 09/17/2018

The effort by Julie Johnson (D) to unseat Texas House Representative Matt Rinaldi (R) is turning into one of the closest races to watch in Texas this November. The two lawyers are facing off to represent House District 115, which encompasses northwest Dallas County and portions of Coppell, Irving, and Farmers Branch. Rinaldi, who has …