Texas Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election is 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 Ryan Sitton (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 $27,611,087.44$58,966,448.05
Dan Patrick $8,108,186.34$2,203,920.02
Phillip Huffines $5,824,122.83$21,569.67
Ken Paxton $3,604,655.49$805,756.97
Eddie Lucio JR $2,222,582.16$2,142,073.03
Glenn Hegar $1,670,139.79$4,730,125.31
George Bush $1,668,772.47$1,204,772.53
Christi Craddick $1,591,851.16$1,251,644.22
Jon Francis $1,433,564.64$1,316,986.43
Ryan Sitton $1,097,300.66$841,445.32
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $13,184,693.94$3,591,557.68
ActBlue Texas $9,657,945.98$9,650,851.54
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $6,585,381.60$33,483,554.34
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account $4,452,583.33$951,466.16
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $4,009,052.71$1,849,816.80
Forward Majority Action $3,918,528.79$723,000.00
Texas Leads PAC $3,106,000.00$406,305.00
Texas Forever Forward $2,663,932.59$469,933.60
Texas Now PAC $2,613,584.75$112,690.20
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $2,300,256.14$318,357.92
View All PACs
Top Lobbyists
LobbyistLobbyist BusinessMin AmountMax Amount
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$5,495,002.00$8,219,999.39
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$4,120,014.00$7,889,999.11
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$3,555,015.00$7,124,999.12
Carol McGarah Consultant$3,310,017.00$6,344,998.98
Russell T Kelley Consultant$3,400,015.00$6,299,998.98
Todd M Smith Impact Texas Communicaions, LLP$3,360,002.00$5,169,999.50
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$2,635,000.00$4,624,999.52
Brian G Yarbrough Attorney$2,225,002.00$4,269,999.54
Royce Pabst Poinsett Attorney$2,100,002.00$4,219,999.52
Robert D Miller Attorney$2,435,006.00$4,109,999.48
View All Lobbying
Top Donors
Janet L Duncan $3,045,851.21
Michael & Mary Porter $2,640,000.00
James D Pitcock Jr $1,677,050.00
Richard Weekley $1,570,860.94
S Javaid Anwar $1,403,300.00
Farris & JoAnn Wilks $1,367,056.50
Joe C Walter III $1,350,000.00
National Association of REALTORS Fund $1,323,152.99
H Ross Perot Jr $1,285,228.00
Kenny A and Lisa Troutt $1,270,000.00
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Recent Articles
Contributing Writer | 09/14/2020

One national Democratic super PAC is saying it plans to pump $15 million into what they see as key state-level legislative races around the country—$6.2 million of which is projected to flow into Texas House elections. Forward Majority’s Purpose Forward Majority is an organization self-described as focusing “exclusively on states that have the biggest impact …

Contributing Writer | 09/07/2020

Texas House District 65, which includes portions of Carrollton, Dallas, Highland Village, and Lewisville in Denton County, is one of the key Battleground 2020 races to watch. After a close race in 2018, Democratic challenger Michelle Beckley flipped the District 65 seat blue, ousting then-incumbent Republican Ron Simmons by a mere 2.32 percentage points. This …

Contributing Writer | 09/01/2020

Texas House District 108, which includes a portion of Dallas, Highland Park, and University Park, is one of the most competitive races in Texas this year. Republican State Rep. Morgan Meyer is seeking a fourth term in office and has been challenged to a rematch by his 2018 rival, Democrat Joanna Cattanach. Meyer held onto …

Tracy Marshall | 08/30/2020

Battleground 2020: Texas House of Representatives offers clear, easy-to-understand analysis of the 27 races that were decided by less than 10 percentage points in 2018. What Makes These Races So Important? The outcome of battle to control the Texas House is one of the most-anticipated political stories of 2020. For the first time in nearly …

Tracy Marshall | 08/24/2020

Now, exclusively at Transparency USA, you can directly compare the money in any state-level election. See all the candidates in a given race, side-by-side, along with their donations and expenditures. Because when you’re tracking a particular candidate, you want to know exactly how they stack up against their opponents at every stage of the election …