Transparency USA | 01/10/2022

The process that launched our brand.  One of the top questions we receive from first-time users of our database is “Where do you get your data?” The short answer is that we take it directly from reports provided by the regulatory body that governs campaign finance in each state. The logical followup question – which …

Transparency USA | 11/17/2021

In July, a group of Democratic legislators left Austin, with some traveling to Washington, D.C., in an effort to break the quorum of the Texas Legislature to prevent action on Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session agenda.  In addition to salary, Texas lawmakers receive $221 per diem to cover living expenses for each day the legislature …

Transparency USA | 10/27/2021

When it comes to the money in Texas politics, these are the names that you are viewing the most. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, Lobbyist Clients, Lobbyists, PACs, and Payees) that generated the greatest interest in Q3 of 2021. Top Viewed Texas Candidates 1. Greg Abbott 2. John Wray 3. Dan Patrick 4. Ken …

Transparency USA | 10/21/2021

Which Texas candidate raised the most money? Lists of top donors and candidates in a given race or election cycle are among the most popularly-viewed articles in campaign finance, including on Transparency USA. At a glance, our readers can see the top candidates, PACs and donors ranked by total fundraising in any selected election cycle. …

Transparency USA | 10/14/2021

Thirteen members of the Texas House and two members of the Texas Senate have already announced their intention to retire or to seek higher office, creating 15 open seats in the Texas legislature with redistricting underway ahead of the 2022 elections.  2022 Open Seats in the Texas Legislature Any funds remaining in an officeholder’s campaign …