Our new “Money Behind the Committee Chair” series spotlights the Texas lawmakers chairing prominent committees during the 87th Legislative Session, and the individual donors and PACs who have supported their campaigns leading up to this session.
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account
Texas Political Action Committee
$694Cash on Hand
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|$2,000,000.00||Dr Miriam Adelson|
|$1,000,000.00||Janet L Duncan|
|$1,000,000.00||Joe C Walter III|
|$1,000,000.00||Michael & Mary Porter|
|$125,000.00||Daniel & Pamella DeVos|
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|$4,041,867.11||Expenditures Not Related to Texas|
|$1,432,473.30||Murphy Nasica & Associates|
|$1,339,247.23||Strategic Media Placement|
|$522,830.26||Anthem Media Inc|
|$500,250.00||Flexpoint Media Inc|
|$425,322.31||Front Line Strategies Inc|
|$402,794.22||Allyn Media LLC|
|$355,750.00||Ragnar Research Partners LLC|
|$230,000.00||Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund|
As the 87th Texas legislative session resumes after a two week adjournment, efforts to ban taxpayer-funded (TPF) lobbying are back in the spotlight. Considered priority legislation by the Republican Party of Texas, bills were once again filed by State. Rep. Mayes Middleton (R—Wallisville) in the House, and State Sen. Bob Hall (R—Edgewood) in the Senate.
Over the course of the 2020 election cycle, more than $662.5 million dollars were reported as contributions to Texas state-level candidates and PACs. Of that total, an astounding $46.9 million in donations went to Governor Greg Abbott’s campaign account. To put that number in context, Abbott’s donations account for seven percent of all Texas campaign contributions — and over 15 percent of candidate contributions — in an election cycle when he was not up for election.