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 | 10/02/2018

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 …

Tracy Marshall | 09/11/2018

“Just a little bit more.” John D. Rockefeller’s response to the question, “How much money is enough?” How much money is enough? In the last several weeks, Transparency Texas has been taking a look at the money in Texas statewide elections. The most remarkable feature of these races is the staggering financial advantage enjoyed by …

Contributing Writer | 09/04/2018

“Remember the Alamo!” may be taking on new meaning for Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, as he has had to fend off attacks in his primary campaign and now again in the general election over his leadership of a project to renovate and “reimagine” the monument to the historic battle for Texas’ independence. The …