Ryan Murphy News Apps Team Lead

Ryan Murphy plays a role in developing the Tribune's collection of data interactives (with a focus on mapping), conducts data analysis and currently maintains and updates the government employee salary database. Ryan graduated in 2010 with a degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as the web editor for The Daily Texan.

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2014 Primary Cost Per Vote for Texas Candidates

In competitive races, a candidate will ideally get the best bang for his or her buck. Use our interactive to see how much each candidate for a state office spent (or did not spend) for each vote he or she received in the March 4 primary. 

Campaign Finance Viewer, Primary 8-Day 2014

Texas candidates have filed their required eight-day campaign finance reports ahead of the March 4 election. Use our interactive analyzer to view contributions and expenditures in the final weeks of the primary campaigns.

Campaign Finance Viewer, Primary 30-Day 2014

With the primaries just a month away, Texas candidates have filed campaign finance reports for Jan. 1-23. We have put those reports into our interactive analyzer, allowing you to view contributions, expenditures and where all of the money originated.

Interactive: Child Poverty by County

Use this interactive to see which Texas counties have the highest rates of child poverty and unemployment, and to see which counties have the highest raw numbers of children in poverty or people who are unemployed.