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 $45,195,153.25$37,930,299.56
Beto O'Rourke $13,284,301.70$6,454,769.84
Dan Patrick $11,825,310.66$6,478,357.37
Donald Huffines $10,130,014.63$14,452,983.90
Eva Guzman $8,804,400.10$5,720,114.44
George P Bush $8,064,965.30$8,949,809.36
Ken Paxton $5,877,524.27$6,022,078.96
Allen B West $3,783,973.07$2,196,144.25
Dade Phelan $2,905,246.80$2,536,948.32
Dawn Buckingham $2,580,364.83$3,450,249.56
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
ActBlue Texas $38,220,137.93$38,231,411.58
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $25,901,963.49$11,052,569.96
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $8,322,465.20$29,004,110.77
Defend Texas Liberty PAC $8,187,950.00$7,875,068.72
Powered by People $5,875,579.07$5,929,710.45
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $5,475,341.80$3,703,890.68
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 $2,304,500.00$1,171,918.30
Forward Majority Action $2,124,557.95$21,450.00
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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
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Top Donors
Donor
Contributions
Aggregated Unitemized Contributions $10,663,756.93
Janet L Duncan $6,288,493.95
Timothy M and Terri Dunn $5,607,500.00
Richard Weekley $4,258,833.76
Michael & Mary Porter $2,445,000.00
Farris & JoAnn Wilks $2,372,500.00
Dr Miriam Adelson $2,300,000.00
John L and Barbara Nau III $2,264,626.21
H Ross Perot Jr $2,242,700.00
Robert B Rowling $2,005,000.00
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 06/30/2022

The general election for Governor of Texas will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Texas governor have raised $72.7 million, received $5.0 million in loans, and spent $62.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 14, 2022. Here’s the breakdown for the five candidates who are still in the running: …

Kalyn Stralow | 06/22/2022

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has raised $5.9 million and spent $6 million between Jan. 1, 2021 and May 14, 2022. Paxton is currently ranked seventh in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle. Paxton is a member of the Republican …

Kalyn Stralow | 06/13/2022

In Texas, state-level candidates have raised $215.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 14, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $47.4 million and Republican candidates have raised $164.5 million.  Texas Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022) Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022) In the 2022 election cycle, 674 state-level Democrats have filed …

Kalyn Stralow | 05/31/2022

In Texas, state-level candidates spent $205.86 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 14, 2022. Democratic candidates spent $47.44 million and Republican candidates spent $154.02 million.  Texas Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022) Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022) In the 2022 election cycle, 674 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports …

Kalyn Stralow | 05/24/2022

In Texas, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $2.68 million from their campaign accounts on services from Facebook in the 2022 election cycle so far. Facebook received 0.59 percent of all reported expenditures.  According to reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission between Jan. 1, 2021, and [most recent date], here are the top candidates …