Texas Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election was 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 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 $46,958,134.97$96,584,683.01
Dan Patrick $13,386,030.15$3,425,870.19
Phillip Huffines $5,824,122.83$21,569.67
Dade Phelan $4,822,941.40$271,364.77
Chrysta Castaneda $4,470,490.27$3,823,539.54
Ken Paxton $3,909,893.57$1,057,224.10
Jeff Leach $3,050,575.58$1,269,373.42
Steve Allison $2,881,702.54$724,108.81
Drew Alan Springer Jr $2,881,035.18$2,178,567.84
Pete Flores $2,806,662.91$2,196,050.37
View All Candidates
Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
ActBlue Texas $25,612,018.55$25,186,331.74
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $19,656,243.94$18,954,590.02
Forward Majority Action $17,488,168.65$7,184,000.00
Forward Majority Action Texas $12,041,662.88$12,331,513.78
House Democratic Campaign Committee $11,773,067.20$10,465,844.22
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $11,508,651.08$47,093,301.21
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account $10,811,328.87$10,762,261.50
The Charles Butt Public Education Political Action Committee $10,003,358.73$657,081.04
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $8,126,000.37$7,481,945.25
Future Now Fund TX $7,821,770.64$2,855,215.33
View All PACs
Top Lobbyists
LobbyistLobbyist BusinessMin AmountMax Amount
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$4,370,010.00$8,389,999.04
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$5,520,001.00$8,269,999.38
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$3,755,009.00$7,524,999.06
Russell T Kelley Consultant$3,440,007.00$6,419,998.92
Carol McGarah Consultant$3,315,012.00$6,389,998.93
Todd M Smith Impact Texas Communicaions, LLP$3,360,001.00$5,179,999.49
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$2,730,000.00$4,834,999.47
Royce Pabst Poinsett Attorney$2,150,001.00$4,319,999.51
Brian G Yarbrough Attorney$2,235,001.00$4,294,999.53
Robert D Miller Attorney$2,445,003.00$4,154,999.45
View All Lobbying
Top Donors
Charles C Butt $10,672,858.73
Karla Jurvetson $8,818,802.00
Forward Majority Action $7,867,022.88
Republican State Leadership Committee $7,664,524.22
Janet L Duncan $5,445,311.21
Michael & Mary Porter $3,937,500.00
Timothy M and Terri Dunn $3,653,657.53
Sheldon Adelson $3,025,000.00
Michael Bloomberg $2,947,325.00
Richard Weekley $2,860,317.50
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