By the Numbers: Abbott and Congress

11.99 Amount, in millions of dollars, that Gov. Greg Abbott reported having on hand as of December 31 in excess of the total cash on hand reported as of the same date by all 36 U.S. Representatives from Texas combined. Abbott reported having $34.4M on hand, the second...

Election News for January 31

Campaign Finance Reports Due: Today (Tuesday) is the deadline for federal candidates and officeholders to file their ear-end campaign finance reports, which cover contributions received and expenditures made since their post-general reports, if they were on the...

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...

Election News for January 17

Filing Begins: Starting tomorrow (Wednesday), candidates may begin filing for offices on the May 6 uniform election date ballot. We have a list of those offices for the state’s 100 largest municipalities available here. Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign...

By the Numbers: Congressional War Chests

7 Number of Texas U.S. representatives who exit the 2015-16 federal election cycle with more than $1M cash on hand. Post-general campaign finance reports were due late last week for federal candidates on the general election ballot. Seven of the state’s 36 incumbents...

Key House Race Campaign Finance Update

State and legislative candidates with general election opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports on Tuesday. These reports cover all contributions received and expenditures made between July 1 and September 29, and they are a good barometer...

Campaign News for October 11

Campaign Finance. Today was the deadline for 30-day-out campaign finance reports from candidates for statewide, legislative and other state and local offices for which reports must be filed. We expect most of these reports will be available online from the Texas...

Campaign News for April 6

RRC open: Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) and former RRC Chair Michael Williams endorsed former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center). Former candidate Weston Martinez endorsed Gary Gates. Martinez finished fifth in the primary with 10% of the vote. SD1 open: Former Lt. Gov. Bill...