Transparency USA | 07/26/2021

Paxton Draws Two Seasoned Primary Challengers The early campaign finance data could indicate trouble for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s reelection efforts in 2022. After an uncontested run in the 2018 Republican primary, the incumbent has already drawn two challengers in his bid for a third term. Both veterans of Texas state-level politics, the latest …

Transparency USA | 07/22/2021

The first financial reports of the 2022 Texas Governor’s race show Gov. Abbott with a strong financial lead, but challengers may be able to use time to their advantage. The Race to Raise Next year, Texas Republicans will select their nominee for governor in a race to decide the future of the state. This race …

Transparency USA | 07/19/2021

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 Q2 of 2021. Top Viewed Texas Candidates 1. Greg Abbott 2. Dan Patrick 3. Robert Nichols 4. Ken …

Transparency USA | 07/15/2021

On Monday, approximately 58 members of the Texas House of Representatives boarded private planes in Austin and flew to Washington, D.C. to avoid voting on an election integrity bill.  According to the statement released by Texas Democratic House Caucus Chair Chris Turner (HD 101, Arlington and Grand Prairie) and several other House leaders, “Today, Texas …

Transparency USA | 07/12/2021

You asked, we answered. We were recently contacted by a reader wanting to know who leads the institution responsible for regulating campaign finance in Texas.  The Texas Ethics Commission The Texas Ethics Commission (TEC), an influential body that provides “guidance on various public ethics laws” in Texas, is a powerful entity in Texas state politics. …