Incumbents Generally Ahead in 30-day-out Reports

State candidates with primary opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports on Monday. These are normally accessible online early the next morning, but today they were not available until late afternoon. We are in the process of going through the...

At Least 8 House Incumbents Trail Primary Challengers

January semiannual reports were due for state officeholders and candidates on Tuesday. They cover contributions received and expenditures made during the second half of 2017. For most primary challengers and open-seat candidates, they are the first window into their...

By the Numbers: Spared from Primaries

32 Number of current members of the Texas Legislature who have not had a primary opponent for their current office in at least eight years, despite an overall rise in the number of contested primaries for legislative seats. Ten members’ last primary challenge...