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
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Greg Abbott $33,075,086.99$39,541,491.79
Dan Patrick $13,163,234.46$3,563,906.19
Joe Straus III $9,333,712.96$7,479,089.29
Ken Paxton $3,479,074.19$1,298,741.81
Glenn Hegar $2,767,479.49$2,946,856.59
Jose Menendez $1,759,409.55$1,521,031.35
Bryan Hughes $1,748,325.08$1,555,886.80
Todd Hunter $1,632,934.12$844,945.92
Dawn Buckingham $1,578,463.76$2,117,918.27
Charles Geren $1,540,449.39$1,427,558.72
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $8,885,779.00$28,802,821.86
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $8,317,709.83$4,820,893.96
Texas REALTORS Issues Mobilization PAC $7,920,947.61$16,410,561.53
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $3,422,833.25$437,879.64
Union Pacific Corp. Fund For Effective Government $3,174,968.68$635,398.66
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account $2,680,014.00$2,112,898.51
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $2,617,261.31$2,537,032.06
Border Health PAC $2,617,103.56$2,573,849.47
United Services Automobile Association Employee PAC $2,586,434.41$756,959.47
Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee $2,337,839.90$1,464,078.38
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Top Lobbyists
LobbyistLobbyist BusinessMin AmountMax Amount
Mark Vane Attorney$2,620,029.00$5,514,999.03
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,700,003.00$5,229,999.43
Royce Pabst Poinsett Attorney$2,420,051.00$5,209,998.93
Stan Schlueter Political Consultant$3,160,000.00$4,874,999.63
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,490,011.00$4,759,999.42
Michael Toomey $2,375,002.00$4,419,999.49
Todd M Smith Impact Texas Communicaions, LLP$3,320,001.00$4,259,999.78
William G Phenix Government Affairs Consultant$2,160,001.00$4,109,999.45
Christopher S Shields $2,180,000.00$4,099,999.48
Ron E Lewis Ron Lewis & Associates$1,975,003.00$4,029,999.42
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Transparency USA | 09/17/2021

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Transparency USA | 09/01/2021

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Transparency USA | 08/25/2021

Across the 10 states included in Transparency USA’s database, several prominent women dominated donor lists in the 2020 election cycle. Some, like Karla Jurvetson and Deborah Simon, targeted key state-level elections across multiple swing states. Others focused their contributions closer to home, supporting candidates and PACs in their state of residence. While Transparency USA focuses …

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Transparency USA | 08/17/2021

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