Wednesday, April 21, 1999

A new study reveals that the 132 Texas House incumbents seeking reelection in 1998 raised a total of $14.9 million, blowing away their primary and general election challengers who raised a total of $3.6 million (a 4.1:1 ratio). Texans for Public Justice's report, The Gated Community: How Texas House Incumbents Locked Out Challengers in 1998, reveals that 80 incumbents who did not face a challenger in the 1998 primary or general election raised a total of $6.2 million.

Read the media release and the full report.