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 $25,379,263.34$8,902,535.97
Dan Patrick $5,374,009.50$827,206.29
Donald Huffines $4,308,372.84$1,386,025.93
George P Bush $2,574,704.48$883,852.43
Ken Paxton $1,931,289.02$266,527.16
Eva Guzman $1,272,589.00$50,781.97
Dade Phelan $1,185,915.37$838,207.92
Michael Collier $925,462.32$508,849.70
Glenn Hegar $905,100.00$764,339.11
Allen B West $819,027.97$129,143.31
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $12,753,200.00$742,181.21
ActBlue Texas $6,998,092.57$6,873,148.14
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $3,347,797.59$10,669,298.44
Powered by People $3,117,911.52$2,313,602.87
National Democratic Redistricting Committee $1,852,154.69$80,580.18
Save Austin Now PAC $1,754,944.92$1,482,449.20
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $1,137,272.61$762,334.06
Future Now Fund TX $1,111,636.64$907,018.95
Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND $942,624.47$196,659.34
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $897,147.41$2,332.50
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Top Lobbyists
LobbyistLobbyist BusinessMin AmountMax Amount
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$2,654,780.00$5,048,459.73
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,487,060.00$4,963,819.47
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,029,790.00$4,190,419.50
Neal T Jones Jr consultant$1,206,920.00$3,975,418.96
Frank R Santos $2,021,100.00$3,679,429.80
Jeffrey E Heckler Governmental Affairs$1,841,960.00$3,455,099.72
Logan T Spence Attorney$1,506,100.00$3,359,259.58
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$1,647,220.00$3,353,429.69
Carol McGarah Consultant$1,448,330.00$3,331,079.51
Raymond C Sullivan Government and public relations consultant$1,545,550.00$3,138,899.73
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Top Donors
DonorContributions
Aggregated Unitemized Contributions $6,629,429.85
H Ross Perot Jr $1,465,000.00
Richard Weekley $1,285,000.00
Kenny A and Lisa Troutt $1,260,000.00
Michael & Mary Porter $1,225,000.00
James D Pitcock Jr $1,225,000.00
Cherie and K Alan Hassenflu $1,156,000.00
Janet L Duncan $1,151,783.84
Kelcy L Warren $1,100,000.00
A Jayson "Jay" Adair $1,030,000.00
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 11/17/2021

In July, a group of Democratic legislators left Austin, with some traveling to Washington, D.C., in an effort to break the quorum of the Texas Legislature to prevent action on Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session agenda.  In addition to salary, Texas lawmakers receive $221 per diem to cover living expenses for each day the legislature …

Transparency USA | 10/27/2021

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 Q3 of 2021. Top Viewed Texas Candidates 1. Greg Abbott 2. John Wray 3. Dan Patrick 4. Ken …

Transparency USA | 10/21/2021

Which Texas candidate raised the most money? Lists of top donors and candidates in a given race or election cycle are among the most popularly-viewed articles in campaign finance, including on Transparency USA. At a glance, our readers can see the top candidates, PACs and donors ranked by total fundraising in any selected election cycle. …

Transparency USA | 10/14/2021

Thirteen members of the Texas House and two members of the Texas Senate have already announced their intention to retire or to seek higher office, creating 15 open seats in the Texas legislature with redistricting underway ahead of the 2022 elections.  2022 Open Seats in the Texas Legislature Any funds remaining in an officeholder’s campaign …

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Transparency USA | 09/23/2021

Less than one year into a new administration, speculation is already in full swing for the 2024 presidential election. While no politician seems to have escaped the rumor mill, political spectators have honed in on two prominent state leaders who may be positioning themselves for a spot on the Republican ticket.    Governors Greg Abbott (R-Texas) …