Texas Finance Summary
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Texas Government:

Governor: Greg Abbott (R)

Lieutenant Governor: Dan Patrick (R)

Attorney General: Ken Paxton (R)

Land Commissioner: Dawn Buckingham, M.D. (R)

Comptroller: Glenn Hegar (R)

Agriculture Commissioner: Sid Miller (R)

Railroad Commissioners: Christi Craddick (R), Wayne Christian (R), and Jim Wright (R). Railroad Commissioners are up for reelection every six years, in alternating terms.

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Campaign Finance Snapshot
Total Contributions
Candidate Contributions
Committee Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
Committee Expenditures
Top Candidates
Candidate
Total Contributions
Total Expenditures
Greg Abbott $37,859,524.81$29,189,610.97
Dan Patrick $7,743,101.67$8,261,701.33
Dade Phelan $6,003,595.11$8,932,003.27
Ken Paxton $3,816,516.84$4,279,247.44
John Whitmire $3,200,081.81$2,050,816.47
Christi Craddick $2,943,477.84$5,717,031.97
Jacey Jetton $1,465,721.00$688,976.06
Jill S Dutton $1,462,547.28$1,156,456.98
Ellen Troxclair $1,381,835.83$420,463.29
Morgan Meyer $1,304,331.29$983,597.59
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Top Committees
Committee
Total Contributions
Total Expenditures
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $12,624,755.00$28,495,144.06
ActBlue Texas $12,577,165.82$12,380,233.49
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $6,030,347.64$4,743,577.45
The PAC for America's Future -TX $5,486,625.77$3,543,890.74
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $4,622,271.99$29,420,030.63
Defend Texas Liberty PAC $4,616,447.58$5,003,095.80
The Charles Butt Public Education Political Action Committee $4,400,000.00$4,407,229.08
Texas Sands PAC $4,114,349.76$1,983,657.19
Texans United for a Conservative Majority PAC $3,928,000.00$3,300,162.41
AFC Victory Fund $3,070,550.00$877,288.22
View All Committees
Top Lobbyists
Lobbyist
Lobbyist Business
Min Amount
Max Amount
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$7,183,860.00$13,891,239.34
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$6,033,690.00$12,108,618.95
Logan T Spence Attorney$3,965,970.00$8,868,508.92
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$3,827,330.00$7,768,579.32
C Jake Posey Attorney/Senior Vice President of Government Affairs$3,277,240.00$7,609,418.88
Neal T Jones Jr consultant$2,309,380.00$7,604,248.17
Carol McGarah Consultant$3,246,240.00$7,332,309.07
John R Pitts Jr lobbyist$3,694,010.00$7,033,289.54
Michael Toomey lobbyist$3,387,780.00$6,782,479.44
Craig Preston Chick Foley & Lardner LLP$3,126,580.00$6,737,539.36
View All Lobbying
Top Contributors
Contributor
Contributions
Jeff Yass $6,750,000.00
Aggregated Unitemized Contributions $5,232,924.08
George Soros $4,677,000.00
Timothy M and Terri Dunn $4,561,000.00
Charles C Butt $4,425,000.00
Dr Miriam Adelson $4,100,000.00
Farris & JoAnn Wilks $3,285,150.00
Richard Weekley $2,616,405.00
John L and Barbara Nau III $2,460,418.19
S Javaid Anwar $2,444,438.00
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 02/27/2023

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $956.4 million in total contributions between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2022. The 10 largest contributors gave more than $47.9 million, or 5 percent of all contributions. These are the top 10 individual contributors to Texas state-level candidates and committees in the 2022 …

Transparency USA | 02/27/2023

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns. While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. …

Transparency USA | 02/27/2023

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns. While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. …

Transparency USA | 02/27/2023

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns. While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. …

Joel Williams | 01/03/2023

Elections for all 31 seats in the Texas State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held an 18-13 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 22 of 31 general elections were contested. The losing candidates …