**Editor’s Note: Since this article went live, the Texas House formally elected Dade Phelan as Speaker of the House.**
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$443,550Cash on Hand
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|$53,392.05||Sam L Susser|
|$50,000.00||Woody L and Gayle Hunt|
|$42,316.90||Texas Leads PAC|
|$25,000.00||Al & Sue Boenker III|
|$25,000.00||Carl Sewell Jr|
|$25,000.00||Enterprise Products Partners Texas PAC|
|$25,000.00||Friends of the University Political Action Committee|
|$25,000.00||John & Anne Weisman|
|$25,000.00||Kenny A and Lisa Troutt|
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|$3,001,000.00||Texas Leads PAC|
|$296,446.97||Capital One Financial Corp|
|$279,600.00||Ragnar Research Partners LLC|
|$174,999.99||The Grammer Group|
|$98,115.35||Murphy Nasica & Associates|
|$67,567.50||Bruce & Eddy|
|$59,768.09||Overflow Communications LLC|
|$51,440.00||Terrill and Waldrop|
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From reports filed by the recipients of these funds, it appears these transactions originated from personal rather than campaign accounts.
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