We’ve all been thinking about nothing except coronavirus news. But whether we are paying attention or not, the 2020 election season is moving forward. Here’s a quick five minute explainer to bring you up-to-date about all things related to the money in Texas politics. Check out these top ten takeaways about what’s happening so far for 2020:
House of Representatives (R)
$541,745Cash on Hand
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|$22,500.00||Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee|
|$10,000.00||Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC|
|$10,000.00||Texas Society Of Anesthesiologists PAC|
|$5,000.00||Phil Adams Company|
|$5,000.00||Robert C and Pamela Lanham Jr|
|$5,000.00||Russell T Kelly|
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|$65,728.56||Murphy Nasica & Associates|
|$51,275.27||Texas House Republican Caucus PAC|
|$20,300.00||Galveston County Republican Party (P)|
|$7,729.56||Ready Go Signs Fred Taylor|
|$5,000.00||Catch Digital Strategy|
|$5,000.00||Dennis Paul Campaign|
|$5,000.00||Ronald Blue & Co|
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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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|$1,600.00||Bay Area Republican Women PAC|
|$1,500.00||Galveston County Republican Party County Executive Committee|
|$48.25||Clear Creek Republican Women|
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