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 $44,778,653.25$37,930,299.56
Beto O'Rourke $13,219,301.70$6,454,769.84
Donald Huffines $10,007,289.04$14,452,983.90
Dan Patrick $8,788,045.02$5,810,143.11
Eva Guzman $8,287,521.85$5,720,114.44
Ken Paxton $5,822,524.27$4,176,495.96
George P Bush $5,751,773.32$6,222,862.81
Allen B West $3,770,873.07$2,196,144.25
Dade Phelan $2,905,246.80$2,536,948.32
David Middleton II $2,014,767.10$1,897,662.60
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
ActBlue Texas $25,629,917.32$25,297,803.27
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $16,894,113.49$7,877,784.87
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $6,892,231.74$21,741,002.83
Powered by People $5,875,579.07$5,929,710.45
Defend Texas Liberty PAC $5,485,950.00$5,352,958.69
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $4,914,363.08$2,702,509.24
National Democratic Redistricting Committee $3,386,850.64$3,137,658.68
The PAC for America's Future -TX $2,951,789.08$1,196,119.36
Texas Sands PAC $2,300,000.00$563,750.30
Forward Majority Action $2,124,557.95$21,450.00
View All PACs
Top Lobbyists
Lobbyist
Lobbyist Business
Min Amount
Max Amount
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$5,488,000.00$10,450,699.45
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$4,910,960.00$9,802,199.00
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$3,691,300.00$7,636,209.09
Neal T Jones Jr consultant$1,981,350.00$6,723,768.18
Carol McGarah Consultant$2,883,850.00$6,542,129.08
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$3,025,000.00$6,259,379.37
Logan T Spence Attorney$2,799,420.00$6,182,459.24
Craig Preston Chick Foley & Lardner LLP$2,746,830.00$5,941,439.41
Russell T Kelley Consultant$2,471,710.00$5,836,319.08
Raymond C Sullivan Government and public relations consultant$2,669,390.00$5,424,419.54
View All Lobbying
Top Donors
Donor
Contributions
Aggregated Unitemized Contributions $9,872,180.92
Richard Weekley $4,066,333.76
Timothy M and Terri Dunn $3,032,500.00
Michael & Mary Porter $2,445,000.00
Dr Miriam Adelson $2,300,000.00
Farris & JoAnn Wilks $2,272,500.00
H Ross Perot Jr $2,212,700.00
John L and Barbara Nau III $2,134,088.05
Harlan R Crow $1,958,000.00
Robert B Rowling $1,805,000.00
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Recent Articles
Kalyn Stralow | 05/09/2022

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and PACs spent $337.43 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Feb. 19, 2022. More than $64.59 million or 19.14 percent of all campaign finance expenditures went to the 10 payees at the top of the list.  A payee is an entity or individual who has received money from a campaign …

Kalyn Stralow | 04/27/2022

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and PACs raised $375.3 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Feb. 19, 2022. More than $105.3 million or 28.1 percent of all donations was raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list.  Top 10 Texas candidates (1/1/2021 – 2/19/2022) Here are the 10 Texas candidates who have …

Transparency USA | 04/21/2022

When it comes to the money in Texas politics, these are the names that you viewed the most. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, Lobbyist Clients, Lobbyists, PACs, and Payees) that generated the greatest interest in Q1 of 2022. Top Viewed Texas Candidates 1. Greg Abbott 2. Beto O’Rourke 3. Donald Huffines 4. Ken Paxton …

Kalyn Stralow | 04/18/2022

In Texas, ActBlue Texas has raised more than any other non-candidate political action committee (PAC) in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, ActBlue Texas raised $25.63 million and spent $25.30 million between Jan. 1, 2021 and Feb. 19, 2022.  In Texas …

Kalyn Stralow | 04/11/2022

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Texas Ethics Commission, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan has raised $2,905,247 and spent $2,536,948 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Feb. 19, 2021. Phelan is the number nine fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far. The speaker of the Texas House …