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 | 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 …

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 …