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 $20,872,440.43$8,866,676.96
Dan Patrick $5,025,624.00$827,206.29
Donald Huffines $4,123,107.73$1,386,025.93
George P Bush $2,264,137.95$883,852.43
Ken Paxton $1,819,468.91$263,713.09
Eva Guzman $1,051,723.00$50,755.09
Dade Phelan $1,040,017.93$833,007.29
Glenn Hegar $853,050.00$763,007.02
Michael Collier $757,109.87$508,360.58
Dawn Buckingham $587,780.00$155,187.34
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $6,070,225.00$502,324.52
ActBlue Texas $4,178,823.50$4,178,694.60
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $2,509,773.48$7,653,906.06
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
United Services Automobile Association Employee PAC $651,274.18$10,992.25
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $648,314.54$2,310.14
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $600,088.91$481,430.13
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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
Kenny A and Lisa Troutt $1,260,000.00
Richard Weekley $1,237,500.00
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 $603,147.18
Scott Hall $600,000.00
Edward Roski Jr $575,000.00
Tilman & Paige Fertitta $545,500.00
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Recent Articles
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 …

Transparency USA | 07/22/2021

The first financial reports of the 2022 Texas Governor’s race show Gov. Abbott with a strong financial lead, but challengers may be able to use time to their advantage. The Race to Raise Next year, Texas Republicans will select their nominee for governor in a race to decide the future of the state. This race …

Transparency USA | 07/19/2021

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 Q2 of 2021. Top Viewed Texas Candidates 1. Greg Abbott 2. Dan Patrick 3. Robert Nichols 4. Ken …

Transparency USA | 07/15/2021

On Monday, approximately 58 members of the Texas House of Representatives boarded private planes in Austin and flew to Washington, D.C. to avoid voting on an election integrity bill.  According to the statement released by Texas Democratic House Caucus Chair Chris Turner (HD 101, Arlington and Grand Prairie) and several other House leaders, “Today, Texas …

Transparency USA | 07/12/2021

You asked, we answered. We were recently contacted by a reader wanting to know who leads the institution responsible for regulating campaign finance in Texas.  The Texas Ethics Commission The Texas Ethics Commission (TEC), an influential body that provides “guidance on various public ethics laws” in Texas, is a powerful entity in Texas state politics. …