Michele Leal fundraising leader in HD 148 race

Democrat Michele Leal is the lead fundraiser in the race for HD-148. The race to replace retiring state Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) has drawn the largest field of candidates of any of the three special elections on the ballot this year.  One independent, three Republicans and a dozen Democrats are running to represent HD-148, which […]

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Gov. Abbott’s war on Austin’s homeless explained

Governor Greg Abbott has given the city of Austin until Nov. 1 to reduce its homeless population. If “consequential improvement” is not seen by then, Abbot plans to use state resources to address the issue.  Abbott hasn’t said exactly how he plans to deploy state resources to address homelessness, but homeless advocates worry that a […]

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HD-100 election: Lorraine Birabil fundraising leader

Lorraine Birabil is winning the cash primary in the HD-100 special election. The 30-day campaign finance reports released on Tuesday show that the longtime Democratic political operative has raised $60,000.  Despite her fundraising total, Birabil also has a substantial burn rate. With less than two weeks before early voting begins, Birabil has already spent $45,000. […]

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