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: George P. Bush (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
PAC Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
PAC Expenditures
Top Candidates
Candidate
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Greg Abbott $103,084,523.47$141,326,022.77
Beto O'Rourke $76,111,422.51$70,108,690.06
Dan Patrick $19,698,820.41$24,416,309.39
Ken Paxton $12,614,795.96$15,701,394.30
Donald Huffines $10,602,220.73$20,148,810.78
Eva Guzman $8,927,000.95$6,350,149.38
George P Bush $8,411,014.30$9,997,762.92
Dade Phelan $6,505,603.24$6,207,521.58
Michael Collier $5,035,806.78$4,935,294.81
Dawn Buckingham $3,896,780.69$4,539,400.94
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
ActBlue Texas $93,696,046.97$93,834,161.97
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $36,136,007.49$16,476,673.50
Forward Majority Action $13,878,099.18$541,437.86
Defend Texas Liberty PAC $11,593,096.03$10,467,584.81
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $10,691,087.79$40,564,393.25
The PAC for America's Future -TX $9,977,844.47$3,127,502.80
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $7,903,488.00$6,880,427.06
Powered by People $6,166,251.09$6,049,167.65
Judicial Fairness PAC $5,657,308.13$5,591,676.24
National Democratic Redistricting Committee $5,060,770.92$5,825,747.74
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Top Lobbyists
Lobbyist
Lobbyist Business
Min Amount
Max Amount
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$5,676,880.00$10,828,479.43
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$5,383,160.00$10,765,498.90
Dean R McWilliams MCWILLIAMS STRATEGIES LLC$3,899,070.00$8,061,189.04
Neal T Jones Jr consultant$2,000,240.00$6,884,328.11
Carol McGarah Consultant$2,864,960.00$6,532,689.07
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$3,110,000.00$6,448,259.34
Logan T Spence Attorney$2,799,420.00$6,276,909.19
Russell T Kelley Consultant$2,547,260.00$5,996,879.07
Craig Preston Chick Foley & Lardner LLP$2,746,830.00$5,960,329.40
Raymond C Sullivan Government and public relations consultant$2,763,830.00$5,613,299.52
View All Lobbying
Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 11/23/2022

In Texas, state-level candidates have spent $488.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Oct. 29, 2022. Democratic candidates have spent $146.1 million and Republican candidates have spent $337 million.  Texas Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 10/29/2022) Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 10/29/2022) In the 2022 election cycle, 684 state-level Democrats have filed …

Transparency USA | 11/02/2022

In Texas, state-level candidates have raised $424.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Oct. 29, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $138.9 million and Republican candidates have raised $281.8 million.  Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 10/29/2022) In the 2022 election cycle, 684 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Texas Ethics …

Transparency USA | 10/28/2022

Elections for all 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans hold an 18-13 majority heading into the election. This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the State Senate. This information comes from candidate reports to the Texas Ethics Commission covering the period of …

Transparency USA | 10/28/2022

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans hold an 83-65 majority heading into the election. This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the House of Representatives. This information comes from candidate reports to the Texas Ethics Commission covering the …

Transparency USA | 10/23/2022

When it comes to the money in Texas politics, these are the names that you are viewing the most. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, Lobbyist Clients, Lobbyists, PACs, and Payees) that generated the greatest interest in Q3 of 2022. Top Viewed Texas Candidates 1. Greg Abbott 2. Beto O’Rourke 3. Dan Patrick 4. Ken …