Cruz Launches Ads and Other News for August 5

SEN: The campaign of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) released a new ad, “Harvey,” highlighting his efforts to bring federal assistance for Hurricane Harvey recovery. The Cruz campaign also released several ads attacking U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) on border issues and...

Four New Texas PACs Form After Disclosure Deadline

As we passed beyond the reporting period triggering 8-day-out reports, four new PACs have registered with the Texas Ethics Commission and appointed treasurers: Our Conservative Texas Future – Cabell Hobbs of Austin, treasurer Texas Family Project – James Daly of...

Election News for February 7

Dark Money: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments today (Tuesday) in a case challenging the state’s ban on corporate contributions, PAC disclosure requirements and the point at which a politically active nonprofit corporation triggers donor disclosure. The...

Dark Money, Endorsements and Ads for October 13

Dark Money: By a unanimous vote, the Texas Ethics Commission dismissed complaints against Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans’ Michael Quinn Sullivan. The earliest complaints were filed in 2012 by Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) and former Rep. Vicki Truitt...