After the 140-day legislative session drew to a close on Monday, it appears there may be a lot less money in Texas politics this upcoming election season.
Lieutenant Governor (R)
$19,448,009Cash on Hand
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|$400,000.00||James D Pitcock Jr|
|$300,000.00||Border Health PAC|
|$300,000.00||R Drayton McLane Jr|
|$250,000.00||Ray L and Nancy Hunt|
|$246,638.64||S Javaid Anwar|
|$225,000.00||Gulf States Toyota Inc. State PAC|
|$200,000.00||Arch Aplin III|
|$200,000.00||Kelcy L Warren|
|$200,000.00||Kenny A and Lisa Troutt|
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|$726,463.23||Blakemore & Associates|
|$413,785.11||Raconteur Media Company|
|$199,679.54||Fundraising Solutions Inc|
|$160,814.92||John Doner & Associates Inc|
|$105,739.00||Baselice & Associates Inc|
|$91,479.89||Right Lists of Texas|
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There is no loan data available.
Top Personal Donations
From reports filed by the recipients of these funds, it appears these transactions originated from personal rather than campaign accounts.
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|$5,000.00||North Shore Republican Women|
|$913.50||Texas Strong Republican Women|
|$200.00||Kingwood Area Republican Women's Club|
|$150.00||San Antonio Republican Women|
|$130.00||Brazoria County Republican Party PAC|
|$115.00||Canyon Lake Republican Women PAC|
|$101.94||Angie Chen Button||Button, Angie C. (The Honorable)|
|$101.94||Jacey Jetton||Jetton, Jacey R. (The Honorable)|
|$100.00||Grayson County Republican Party (CEC)|
|$20.00||Panola County Republican Women|
There’s a lot of talk about Texas’ Big Three — Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and new Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen. Considered the three most powerful politicians in Austin, and all conservative Republicans, they made headlines when they declared in January that they would be working as a team to reform property taxes and the school finance system.
Texas politicians and PACs are required to file reports with the Texas Ethics Commission listing all their campaign contributions and expenditures. The most recent reports — which include all transactions for the last half of 2018 — were just released. Two major things to pay attention to in these reports: 1) final numbers on both donations and spending for the 2018 Election Cycle, and 2) perhaps even more interesting, a list of all donations made to Texas politicians after the election.