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 Ryan Sitton (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$2,620,013.00$5,354,999.19
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,700,001.00$5,209,999.45
Royce Pabst Poinsett Attorney$2,420,024.00$4,939,999.20
Stan Schlueter Political Consultant$3,160,000.00$4,874,999.63
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,490,010.00$4,749,999.43
Michael Toomey $2,375,001.00$4,409,999.50
Todd M Smith Impact Texas Communicaions, LLP$3,320,001.00$4,259,999.78
Christopher S Shields $2,180,000.00$4,099,999.48
William G Phenix Government Affairs Consultant$2,160,000.00$4,099,999.46
Brian G Yarbrough Attorney$2,010,000.00$4,024,999.55
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Recent Articles
Contributing Writer | 11/21/2020

With the 87th session of the Texas Legislature rapidly approaching in January, multiple reports have taken note of a new player looking to roll the dice on influencing Texas politics – the casino industry.  According to our data, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson took his place as a top ten donor in Texas state political contributions …

Contributing Writer | 11/20/2020

Texas House District 112 includes portions of Dallas, Garland, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, and Wylie. In 2018, Republican Angie Chen Button won re-election to the seat by 2.08 percentage points against Democratic opponent, Brandy K. Chambers. In 2020, Chen Button narrowly defeated Chambers in a rematch, winning by 0.33 percentage points. Brandy K. Chambers (D) Angie …

Contributing Writer | 11/20/2020

Texas House District 92 includes Bedford, Euless, Hurst, and portions of other communities in Tarrant County. Republican State Rep. Jonathan Stickland held on to the District 92 seat for his party in 2018 by 2.39 percentage points. Stickland did not run for reelection. In 2020, Republican Jeff Cason defeated Democrat Jeff Whitfield for the open …

Contributing Writer | 11/20/2020

Texas House District 121 includes a portion of San Antonio and Bexar County. In 2018, Republican Steve Allison was re-elected by 8.44 percentage points. In 2020, Allison’s defeated Democrat challenger Celina Montoya once again to retain his seat, this time by 7.06 percentagle points. Celina D. Montoya (D) Steve Allison (R)(I) Totals Total Money Raised …

Contributing Writer | 11/20/2020

Texas House District 28 includes the Fort Bend area. In 2018, Republican John Zerwas won re-election to the seat by 8.32 percentage points, but later announced his retirement. In January 2020, Republican Gary Gates won a hotly contested special election for the seat by 16 percentage points against Democrat Elizabeth Markowitz. Elizabeth Markowitz (D) Gary …