Federal Fundraising Period Ends Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

Today (Tuesday) was the last day of the campaign finance period for federal candidates and officeholders. April quarterly reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 13 and March 31 for most filers. Reports for Officeholders not...

Few Surprises in Late-filed 8-day-out Reports

We look at some late-filed campaign finance reports and one race we accidentally overlooked yesterday. SD27: Sara Stapleton-Barrera raised $2K, spent $74K and increased her loan principal to $214K from $166K. She outspent State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez...

Sanders, Biden Tied and Turnout News for February 24

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are tied as the top two choices of “likely Democratic primary voters,” according to a new Univ. of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs survey (PDF). Biden (22.5%) and Sanders (22.1%) are followed by Elizabeth Warren (18%), Michael...

Looking for Trends in Early Voting and News for February 19

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. Preliminary numbers from a few of the larger counties suggest today’s (Wednesday) Day Two in-person turnout was in the same ballpark as Day One, but mail ballots plummeted because we are now...

Legislative Campaign Finance Report Highlights

Note: This report has been updated to correct the names of two contributors to the Jon Francis campaign (HD60). For whatever reason, our initial sorting of contributions on his report mis-aligned the contributor names and amounts. Farris and Jo Ann Wilks each...