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 $69,538,462.93$68,042,037.50
Beto O'Rourke $40,774,427.33$15,891,871.01
Dan Patrick $14,155,691.78$6,982,957.68
Donald Huffines $10,202,220.73$20,148,810.78
Eva Guzman $8,927,000.95$6,350,149.38
George P Bush $8,411,014.30$9,997,762.92
Ken Paxton $8,157,137.01$9,945,771.68
Dade Phelan $6,505,603.24$6,207,521.58
Allen B West $3,878,825.16$2,383,329.55
Michael Collier $2,939,080.20$2,386,885.65
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
ActBlue Texas $54,056,397.71$54,759,749.73
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $30,516,863.49$11,564,990.24
The PAC for America's Future -TX $9,977,844.47$3,127,502.80
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $9,100,752.70$31,916,329.07
Defend Texas Liberty PAC $8,187,950.00$8,101,065.68
Powered by People $6,166,251.09$6,049,167.65
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $5,832,869.05$4,112,817.52
Forward Majority Action $5,670,049.84$431,450.00
National Democratic Redistricting Committee $5,060,770.92$5,825,747.74
Coalition Por For Texas PAC $2,550,000.00$591,951.04
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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$5,099,840.00$10,179,958.96
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$3,899,070.00$8,061,189.04
Neal T Jones Jr consultant$2,000,240.00$6,827,658.14
Carol McGarah Consultant$2,864,960.00$6,532,689.07
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$3,110,000.00$6,448,259.34
Logan T Spence Attorney$2,799,420.00$6,182,459.24
Russell T Kelley Consultant$2,547,260.00$5,996,879.07
Craig Preston Chick Foley & Lardner LLP$2,746,830.00$5,960,329.40
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 $13,313,556.26
Janet L Duncan $6,438,605.69
Timothy M and Terri Dunn $5,617,500.00
Richard Weekley $4,843,833.76
H Ross Perot Jr $3,576,860.95
S Javaid Anwar $3,323,900.00
Kenny A and Lisa Troutt $3,079,650.51
John L and Barbara Nau III $2,576,629.32
Harlan R Crow $2,518,000.00
Michael & Mary Porter $2,445,000.00
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 10/04/2022

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and officeholders raised $300.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. More than $173.5 million, or 58 percent, of all donations reported by candidate committees, were raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list. Top 10 Texas candidates (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022) Here are the 10 …

Transparency USA | 09/16/2022

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $597.5 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $36.8 million, or 6 percent of all contributions. These are the top 10 individual donors to Texas state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) …

Transparency USA | 09/16/2022

The general election for the attorney general of Texas will take place on November 8, 2022. In total, candidates running for Texas attorney general have raised $30.8 million, received $13,300 in loans, and spent $30.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. Here’s the breakdown for the three candidates who are still in …

Transparency USA | 09/07/2022

Texas Democratic House candidates and officeholders have spent $15.4 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Richard Raymond has spent more than any other Democrat. Raymond is the representative for Texas House District 42 and is running for re-election in 2022. Raymond raised $546,160 and spent $806,348 between Jan. 1, 2021, …

Transparency USA | 09/07/2022

Texas Republican House candidates and officeholders have spent $57.6 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Dade Phelan has spent more than any other Republican. Phelan is the representative for Texas House District 21 and is running for re-election in 2022. Phelan raised $6.5 million and spent $6.2 million between Jan. …