Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Blue wave with not much green

A 'Blue Wave' Without Much Green
This year, a group of lesser-known candidates has raised $1.1 million over the same period, a 90 percent drop, according to a preliminary analysis of campaign finance data by Texans for Public Justice, a nonprofit watchdog group in Austin. Statewide and legislative candidates include the Texas House ...

Friday, March 2, 2018

Legislators play with their war chests

Without competitive primaries, some Texas politicians choose to donate to their colleagues
A 2017 report from Texans for Public Justice, a campaign finance watchdog group, said five members who left the Texas Legislature that year became lobbyists within four months of leaving. “A couple of people have gone into the lobby in recent years with pretty decent-sized war chests,” said Craig McDonald.