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)
$4,422Cash on Hand
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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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|$5,824,122.83||Phillip Huffines||Huffines, Phillip Wayne (Mr.)|
|$5,000.00||Will L Douglas||Douglas, Will L. (Mr.)|
|$3,000.00||Jon Francis||Francis, Jon (Mr.)|
|$2,500.00||Dallas County Republican Party (CEC)|
|$2,000.00||Donald Zimmerman||Zimmerman, Donald S. (Mr.)|
|$1,100.00||Samuel Smith||Smith, Samuel C. (Mr.)|
|$1,000.00||Chad Johnson||Johnson, Chad A. (Mr.)|
|$500.00||Angie Chen Button||Button, Angie C. (The Honorable)|
|$300.00||Collin County Conservative Republicans|
|$300.00||Golden Corridor 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.
Although the seat has been held by Republicans since the early 1980’s, the demographics of this North Texas district have been shifting in favor of Democrats. Hillary Clinton won the district over Donald Trump by 4.7 percentage points, and Democrats are hopeful that Beto-mania will trickle down to help them flip this district to the blue column.