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
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Greg Abbott $23,139,751.36$8,866,676.96
Dan Patrick $5,152,914.00$827,206.29
Donald Huffines $4,251,365.58$1,386,025.93
George P Bush $2,421,798.48$883,852.43
Ken Paxton $1,858,359.02$263,713.09
Eva Guzman $1,244,634.00$50,755.09
Dade Phelan $1,134,684.37$833,007.29
Glenn Hegar $863,650.00$763,007.02
Michael Collier $814,053.69$508,360.58
Dawn Buckingham $666,230.00$155,187.34
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $6,070,225.00$602,324.52
ActBlue Texas $6,004,875.34$5,862,909.10
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $3,347,797.59$10,669,298.44
Powered by People $1,794,803.98$2,299,104.63
Save Austin Now PAC $1,754,944.92$1,482,449.20
National Democratic Redistricting Committee $1,228,065.19$77,709.18
Future Now Fund TX $1,102,327.89$906,381.27
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $847,737.89$2,312.50
United Services Automobile Association Employee PAC $823,050.58$52,398.25
Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee $643,196.65$96,759.54
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Top Lobbyists
LobbyistLobbyist BusinessMin AmountMax Amount
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,440,480.00$4,870,669.48
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$2,561,630.00$4,862,159.74
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$1,983,210.00$4,097,269.51
Neal T Jones Jr consultant$1,206,920.00$3,920,338.99
Frank R Santos $2,021,100.00$3,679,429.80
Jeffrey E Heckler Governmental Affairs$1,841,960.00$3,455,099.72
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$1,647,220.00$3,353,429.69
Logan T Spence $1,506,100.00$3,340,899.59
Carol McGarah Consultant$1,448,330.00$3,331,079.51
Raymond C Sullivan Government and public relations consultant$1,545,550.00$3,120,539.74
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Top Donors
DonorContributions
Kenny A and Lisa Troutt $1,260,000.00
Richard Weekley $1,257,500.00
James D Pitcock Jr $1,225,000.00
Michael & Mary Porter $1,200,000.00
Kelcy L Warren $1,100,000.00
Joe C Walter III $1,015,000.00
John L and Barbara Nau III $609,147.18
Scott Hall $600,000.00
Douglas Scharbauer $600,000.00
Edward Roski Jr $575,000.00
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 09/17/2021

The latest campaign finance reports reveal that the Texas Democrats who broke quorum collected $491,000 between their July 12 departure and the end of the first special session. Over 25 percent of that money came from out-of-state donors. The Quorum-Breaking Backstory A majority of Democratic Texas legislators refused to show up to the special legislative …

Transparency USA | 09/01/2021

Campaign finance requirements govern the raising and spending of money for political campaigns. While not the only factor in an election’s outcome, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages, such as the ability to boost name recognition and promote a message. In addition, fundraising can indicate enthusiasm for candidates and parties. This article lists …

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Transparency USA | 08/25/2021

Across the 10 states included in Transparency USA’s database, several prominent women dominated donor lists in the 2020 election cycle. Some, like Karla Jurvetson and Deborah Simon, targeted key state-level elections across multiple swing states. Others focused their contributions closer to home, supporting candidates and PACs in their state of residence. While Transparency USA focuses …

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Transparency USA | 08/17/2021

In state-level elections, the race for governor is the marquee contest on the ballot, setting the tone for the next two to four years in state government. And several upcoming governor’s races are expected to garner more attention — and be more contentious — than usual due to governors’ COVID-related decisions and rumored 2024 presidential …

Transparency USA | 07/26/2021

Paxton Draws Two Seasoned Primary Challengers The early campaign finance data could indicate trouble for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s reelection efforts in 2022. After an uncontested run in the 2018 Republican primary, the incumbent has already drawn two challengers in his bid for a third term. Both veterans of Texas state-level politics, the latest …