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 | 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 …

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 …