Texas Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election was on November 3rd
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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 James 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
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Greg Abbott $46,958,134.97$96,584,683.01
Dan Patrick $13,386,030.15$3,425,870.19
Phillip Huffines $5,824,122.83$21,569.67
Dade Phelan $4,822,941.40$271,364.77
Chrysta Castaneda $4,470,490.27$3,823,539.54
Ken Paxton $3,909,893.57$1,057,224.10
Jeff Leach $3,050,575.58$1,269,373.42
Steve Allison $2,881,702.54$724,108.81
Drew Alan Springer Jr $2,881,035.18$2,178,567.84
Pete Flores $2,806,662.91$2,196,050.37
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
ActBlue Texas $25,612,018.55$25,186,331.74
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $19,656,243.94$18,954,590.02
Forward Majority Action $17,488,168.65$7,184,000.00
Forward Majority Action Texas $12,041,662.88$12,331,513.78
House Democratic Campaign Committee $11,773,067.20$10,465,844.22
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $11,508,651.08$47,093,301.21
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account $10,811,328.87$10,762,261.50
The Charles Butt Public Education Political Action Committee $10,003,358.73$657,081.04
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $8,126,000.37$7,481,945.25
Future Now Fund TX $7,821,770.64$2,855,215.33
View All PACs
Top Lobbyists
LobbyistLobbyist BusinessMin AmountMax Amount
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$4,370,010.00$8,389,999.04
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$5,520,001.00$8,269,999.38
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$3,755,009.00$7,524,999.06
Russell T Kelley Consultant$3,440,007.00$6,419,998.92
Carol McGarah Consultant$3,315,012.00$6,389,998.93
Todd M Smith Impact Texas Communicaions, LLP$3,360,001.00$5,179,999.49
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$2,730,000.00$4,834,999.47
Royce Pabst Poinsett Attorney$2,150,001.00$4,319,999.51
Brian G Yarbrough Attorney$2,235,001.00$4,294,999.53
Robert D Miller Attorney$2,445,003.00$4,154,999.45
View All Lobbying
Top Donors
Charles C Butt $10,672,858.73
Karla Jurvetson $8,818,802.00
Forward Majority Action $7,867,022.88
Republican State Leadership Committee $7,664,524.22
Janet L Duncan $5,445,311.21
Michael & Mary Porter $3,937,500.00
Timothy M and Terri Dunn $3,653,657.53
Sheldon Adelson $3,025,000.00
Michael Bloomberg $2,947,325.00
Richard Weekley $2,860,317.50
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 03/02/2021

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Transparency USA | 02/25/2021

Our new “Money Behind the Committee Chair” series spotlights the Texas lawmakers chairing prominent committees during the 87th Legislative Session, and the individual donors and PACs who have supported their campaigns leading up to this session.  With the 87th session of the Texas Legislature once again in full swing, lawmakers had hoped to begin addressing …

Transparency USA | 02/17/2021

As the 87th Texas legislative session resumes after a two week adjournment, efforts to ban taxpayer-funded (TPF) lobbying are back in the spotlight. Considered priority legislation by the Republican Party of Texas, bills were once again filed by State. Rep. Mayes Middleton (R—Wallisville) in the House, and State Sen. Bob Hall (R—Edgewood) in the Senate. …

Transparency USA | 02/12/2021

The stakes were particularly high for the 2020 elections, and not just for the presidency. At the state-level, some of the most closely watched races were Democratic efforts to flip swing state legislatures blue and take control of the upcoming redistricting process. What’s At Stake  Simply put, redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundary …

Transparency USA | 02/09/2021

Over the course of the 2020 election cycle, more than $662.5 million dollars were reported as contributions to Texas state-level candidates and PACs. Of that total, an astounding $46.9 million in donations went to Governor Greg Abbott’s campaign account. To put that number in context, Abbott’s donations account for seven percent of all Texas campaign …