Although disgraced Speaker of the Texas House Dennis Bonnen announced he would not seek reelection, he has not yet resigned, and he remains in control of more than $3.8 million. According to the most recent campaign finance reports released January 15, Bonnen has $824,334.01 in his campaign account and $2,996,243.90 in Texas Leads, a PAC established by Bonnen.
House of Representatives (R)
$24,052Cash on Hand
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|$5,000.00||Texas Automobile Dealers Assn PAC|
|$5,000.00||Texas Bankers Association Bankers PAC|
|$3,048.72||Wholesale Beer Distributors Of Texas PAC|
|$3,000.00||Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund|
|$3,000.00||Texas Beverage Alliance of the Texas Package Stores Association|
|$2,788.57||Texas Association of REALTORS Political Action Committee|
|$2,500.00||Associated General Contractors of Texas PAC|
|$2,500.00||Charles C Butt|
|$2,500.00||Enbridge (US) Inc PAC|
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|$68,420.92||Murphy Nasica & Associates|
|$25,000.00||Leading Texas Forward PAC|
|$3,362.50||Campaign Reporting Solutions LLC|
|$3,355.62||AT&T Services Inc|
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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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