The most closely watched political clash in Texas this year will be the Democrats’ attempt to take control of the Texas House of Representatives. And the battle begins with the primaries on March 3. Over the next three weeks we’ll be bringing you an inside look at some of the most hotly contested primary races — introducing you to the candidates and giving you a clear breakdown of the money involved.
District Court of Appeals (D)
$53,410Cash on Hand
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|$5,000.00||Adam Jacob Loewy|
|$5,000.00||CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Texas Political Action Committee|
|$5,000.00||Howry Breen & Herman LLP|
|$2,500.00||Cokinos Bosien & Young PC|
|$2,500.00||Hotze Runkle PLLC|
|$2,500.00||Minton Burton Bassett & Collins PC|
|$2,500.00||Ryan Texas PAC|
|$2,000.00||Daniel Ross (Austin)|
|$1,545.00||Kiester Ciccone Bollier LLP|
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|$20,709.79||Alfred Stanley & Associates|
|$2,700.00||Travis County Democratic Party (P)|
|$1,000.00||Austin Black Lawyers Association Foundation|
|$649.51||Matthew Lemke Photography|
Although disgraced Speaker of the Texas House Dennis Bonnen announced he would not seek reelection, he has not yet resigned, and he remains in control of more than $3.8 million. According to the most recent campaign finance reports released January 15, Bonnen has $824,334.01 in his campaign account and $2,996,243.90 in Texas Leads, a PAC established by Bonnen.
During the previous two legislative sessions, Tesla’s lobbying efforts failed. First, Tesla’s adversaries in the established auto-dealer industry were well-funded and well-organized. Second, lawmakers didn’t like the fact that Tesla’s proposed bill essentially created a “carve-out” for them, but no one else.