In Texas, state-level candidates spent $205.86 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 14, 2022. Democratic candidates spent $47.44 million and Republican candidates spent $154.02 million.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
$8,502,902Cash on Hand
View All Donors
|$200,000.00||Ryan Texas PAC|
|$100,000.00||Kelcy L Warren|
|$75,000.00||Donald P Kivowitz|
|$75,000.00||Robert C and Pamela Lanham Jr|
|$50,000.00||Anne and John Weisman|
|$50,000.00||Brad & Stephanie Tucker|
|$45,000.00||Tilman & Paige Fertitta|
|$44,406.17||John L and Barbara Nau III|
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|$1,227,000.00||Flexpoint Media Inc|
|$218,387.98||The Lauderback Group|
|$49,100.00||Ragnar Research Partners LLC|
|$36,963.00||Department of US Treasury IRS|
|$34,000.00||Optimus Consulting LLC|
|$28,750.00||Republican Party of Texas|
|$25,000.00||Johnson Strategies LLC|
Campaign finance requirements govern the raising and spending of money for political campaigns. While not the only factor in an election’s outcome, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages, such as the ability to boost name recognition and promote a message. In addition, fundraising can indicate enthusiasm for candidates and parties.
This article is Part 4 of a four-part series demonstrating how the money in a lobby sector can impact state politics and legislation. Read the first three articles here, here, and here.