Correction: Cash on Hand

Yesterday, we reported that Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston) had the third-highest cash-on-hand figure in the state. We overlooked Speaker Joe Straus’s (R-San Antonio) $10.4M on hand, which makes Whitmire’s $8.0M the fourth-highest, trailing Gov. Greg Abbott ($34.4M),...

Initial Thoughts on House Campaign Finance Reports

Campaign finance reports covering either the last six months of 2016 or, for candidates who had a contested general election, the period from October 29 to the end of the year, were due Tuesday. We have begun to incorporate those fundraising numbers into our Crib...

‘Late-train’ Money Flooding CD23, Little Else

With so many Texans voting early in general elections and a paucity of competitive races, the impact of “late-train” money in close campaigns is muted. As a result, we are seeing fewer, and smaller, infusions of cash and in-kind contributions during the campaigns’...

More Observations on 8-day-out Reports

Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due yesterday for state and legislative candidates (and some local candidates) with general election opponents. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between September 29 and October 29. From this...

Key House Race 8-day-out Report Highlights

Eight-day-out campaign finance reports were due yesterday for state and legislative candidates (and some local candidates) with general election opponents. The reports cover contributions received and expenditures made between September 29 and October 29. From this...

HD117 Campaign Contribution Analysis

Freshman Rep. Rick Galindo (R-San Antonio) faces a rematch against former one-term Rep. Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio) in HD118, one of five Republican-held House seats where Democrats have the historical advantage in straight-ticket voting in presidential election...

HD105 Campaign Contribution Analysis

In HD105, Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) has about double the resources of Democratic challenger Terry Meza, according to the candidates’ 30-day-out reports filed last week. Anderson out-raised Meza, $179K to $103K, between July 1 and September 29, and he has...

HD107 Campaign Contribution Analysis

At least in terms of campaign finances, HD107 is the state’s hottest legislative race. Rep. Kenneth Sheets VictoriaNeave Rep. Kenneth Sheets (R-Dallas) entered the campaign’s final weeks with significant advantages over Democratic challenger Victoria Neave in cash on...