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.
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Tracy Marshall | 08/24/2020

Now, exclusively at Transparency USA, you can directly compare the money in any state-level election. See all the candidates in a given race, side-by-side, along with their donations and expenditures. Because when you’re tracking a particular candidate, you want to know exactly how they stack up against their opponents at every stage of the election …

Tracy Marshall | 07/27/2020

Last week, Texas campaign finance reports were released. We’ve cleaned up the data and made it easy to search, so you can see for yourself who’s giving and who’s getting in Texas politics. Here are three surprising headlines to get you started:  Lobbying Dwarfs Everything.  TWICE as much money has been spent on lobbying as …

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 …