Sheila Jackson Lee and Amanda Edwards

Elections

Amanda Edwards outraised Sheila Jackson Lee by more than 10-to-1 in the last quarter, FEC filings reveal

Posted on · Former Houston City Council Member Edwards raised nearly $272,000 towards her bid for the Democratic nomination in Texas’ 18th Congressional District in the final three months of 2023. Congresswoman Jackson Lee raised just $23,000.

John Whitmire

Politics

Houston city attorney mulling mayoral candidate complaints about John Whitmire’s campaign finances

Posted on · Gilbert Garcia and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, in a pair of jointly written letters in recent weeks, claimed Whitmire is potentially violating city campaign finance laws. A campaign spokesperson for Whitmire, who is considered the frontrunner ahead of the Nov. 7 election, said it is in compliance with the law and called the complaints "desperate."

Sean Teare

Politics

Sean Teare reports big fundraising advantage in bid to beat Harris County DA Kim Ogg in Democratic primary

Posted on · Teare, who left the DA's office to run against Ogg, reported nearly $750,000 in campaign contributions during the first six months of the year. Ogg received nearly $56,000 during the same time span.

Participants in a forum of candidates for Houston mayor on June 12, 2023.

Houston Mayor

Sheila Jackson Lee, John Whitmire flex fundraising muscles in Houston mayoral race

Posted on · Candidates for the Nov. 7 mayoral election in Houston filed semiannual campaign finance reports this week, and they show that the two candidates with the best name recognition also have been superior fundraisers.

John Whitmire

Houston Mayor

State Sen. John Whitmire displays bipartisan support while launching bid for Houston mayor

Posted on · Whitmire, the longest-tenured member of the Texas Senate, has joined a Houston mayoral race that includes Amanda K. Edwards, Chris Hollins and Lee Kaplan.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas, asks questions to Steve Satterfield, Vice President of Privacy & Public Policy at Facebook, Inc., as he testifies before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 in Washington.

Politics

Ted Cruz has never recouped more than $500,000 he loaned his first campaign. He’s working to overturn the law that’s blocked him

Posted on · The Supreme Court next month will hear arguments in his challenge to the law that prevents the repayment, prompting fears among watchdog groups that another rollback of campaign finance regulations might be looming.

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