The last campaign finance reports to be filed by Texas state-level candidates before Election Tuesday were due October 26 to the Texas Ethics Commission. With that latest update, all available pre-election campaign finance data for the 2020 election cycle is now included in Transparency USA’s Texas database.
State Senate (R)
$46,871Cash on Hand
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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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|$160,000.00||Donald Huffines||Huffines, Donald B. (Mr.)|
|$5,000.00||Bob Hall||Hall III, Robert L. (The Honorable)|
|$5,000.00||Jon Francis||Francis, Jon (Mr.)|
|$3,000.00||Bryan Slaton||Slaton, Bryan L. (Mr.)|
|$2,500.00||Dawn Buckingham||Buckingham, Dawn C. (The Honorable)|
|$2,500.00||Jeff Cason||Cason, Jeffrey H. (Mr.)|
|$2,250.00||Donald Zimmerman||Zimmerman, Donald S. (Mr.)|
|$2,000.00||Will L Douglas||Douglas, Will L. (Mr.)|
|$1,000.00||Samuel Smith||Smith, Samuel C. (Mr.)|
|$700.00||Northwood Republican Women's Club|
And these numbers may tell only part of the story. The totals don’t include any political donations these men and women have given to candidates in federal races, such as the O’Rourke vs. Cruz battle. Moreover, these numbers don’t reflect any donations given to 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organizations. Courts have ruled that these groups do not have to divulge their donors in order to protect the donors’ rights to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.
Transparency Texas has examined Beverly Powell’s (D) challenge to incumbent State Senator Konni Burton (R) for Senate District 10 as well as Nathan Johnson’s (D) campaign to unseat State Senator Don Huffines (R) in Senate District 16. This week, we turn our attention to the third highly competitive race, Rita Lucido’s (D) challenge to State Senator Joan Huffman (R) (pictured left) in Senate District 17.