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 $49,280,696.52$18,503,192.82
Beto O'Rourke $8,951,637.80$3,690,970.38
Dan Patrick $8,825,905.41$2,482,866.74
Donald Huffines $7,580,196.71$7,081,753.98
Eva Guzman $5,278,492.74$2,689,475.46
George P Bush $5,061,479.07$2,667,707.67
Allen B West $3,154,175.60$1,383,080.26
Dade Phelan $2,908,469.69$2,559,297.96
Ken Paxton $2,471,929.44$266,527.16
David Middleton II $2,339,323.00$563,405.38
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
ActBlue Texas $18,566,846.93$18,692,806.79
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $14,935,901.49$4,131,348.29
Powered by People $6,476,775.09$5,989,151.86
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $5,545,555.56$19,962,767.98
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $4,120,644.49$1,537,110.95
National Democratic Redistricting Committee $3,592,369.97$3,137,746.68
The PAC for America's Future -TX $2,987,513.83$1,196,202.46
Forward Majority Action $2,129,981.38$21,450.00
Save Austin Now PAC $1,772,618.92$1,699,351.67
House Democratic Caucus $1,405,885.20$1,493,971.75
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Top Lobbyists
Lobbyist
Lobbyist Business
Min Amount
Max 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
Donor
Contributions
Aggregated Unitemized Contributions $13,513,204.58
Michael & Mary Porter $2,450,000.00
Richard Weekley $2,398,071.76
Scott Hall $1,918,007.12
H Ross Perot Jr $1,857,700.00
John L and Barbara Nau III $1,800,067.79
Harlan R Crow $1,781,000.00
Robert B Rowling $1,660,000.00
S Javaid Anwar $1,527,460.00
Bobby Cox $1,500,000.00
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Transparency USA | 10/14/2021

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