Texas Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election is on November 3rd
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Texas Government:

Governor: Greg Abbott (R)

Lieutenant Governor: Dan Patrick (R)

Attorney General: Ken Paxton (R)

Land Commissioner: George P. Bush (R)

Comptroller: Glenn Hegar (R)

Agriculture Commissioner: Sid Miller (R)

Railroad Commissioners: Christi Craddick (R), Wayne Christian (R), and Ryan Sitton (R). Railroad Commissioners are up for reelection every six years, in alternating terms.

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Campaign Finance Snapshot
Total Contributions
Candidate Contributions
PAC Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
PAC Expenditures
Top Candidates
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Greg Abbott $105,561,583.32$183,595,697.94
Dan Patrick $38,945,113.30$30,925,271.14
Ken Paxton $15,734,332.39$14,986,879.90
Joe Straus III $11,732,550.84$16,498,443.35
Phillip Huffines $7,272,299.51$8,547,340.88
Christi Craddick $6,482,650.41$7,274,161.41
Glenn Hegar $6,282,740.18$12,685,511.61
Dennis Bonnen $6,049,967.16$5,938,353.69
George Bush $6,027,374.67$7,832,701.46
Ryan Sitton $4,343,803.88$2,399,685.40
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $33,953,210.21$19,562,775.62
ActBlue Texas $29,007,234.09$28,573,212.30
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $27,037,852.30$128,884,484.38
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account $15,744,623.33$10,059,045.34
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $12,643,585.46$11,231,591.50
Republican Party of Texas $12,274,708.90$12,064,632.71
Forward Majority Action $10,889,892.20$3,268,000.00
Texas REALTORS Issues Mobilization PAC $9,543,360.11$19,769,397.05
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $9,371,974.27$1,261,084.33
Annie's List $8,656,060.21$8,132,283.34
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Top Lobbyists
LobbyistLobbyist BusinessMin AmountMax Amount
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$10,095,019.00$19,189,997.93
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$9,275,042.00$18,219,997.73
Todd M Smith Impact Texas Communicaions, LLP$10,755,003.00$14,929,998.96
Mark Vane Attorney$7,420,033.00$14,804,997.81
Royce Pabst Poinsett Attorney$6,600,070.00$13,699,997.76
Robert D Miller Attorney$7,115,008.00$12,454,998.25
Brian G Yarbrough Attorney$6,055,006.00$11,984,998.63
Ron E Lewis Ron Lewis & Associates$5,875,004.00$11,789,998.30
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$7,655,002.00$11,494,999.12
William G Phenix Government Affairs Consultant$5,805,003.00$11,354,998.48
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Top Donors
DonorContributions
Farris & JoAnn Wilks $7,765,770.50
National Association of REALTORS Fund $7,413,664.76
Timothy M and Terri Dunn $5,650,200.00
Richard Weekley $5,496,779.25
Janet L Duncan $5,367,503.80
Forward Majority Action $5,186,685.07
George Soros $5,136,462.86
James D Pitcock Jr $4,406,050.00
Michael & Mary Porter $4,215,446.83
Charles C Butt $4,177,600.00
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Recent Articles
Tracy Marshall | 10/21/2020

The most closely watched battle in Texas state-level politics is the effort by Democrats to flip the Texas House to blue this November. If Democrats can hold the 12 seats they gained in 2018 and take nine more, they will control the Texas House for the first time in more than two decades. The upcoming …

Contributing Writer | 10/14/2020

Texas House District 136 includes Northwest Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, and Brushy Creek. In 2018, Democrat John H. Bucy flipped the seat from Republican incumbent Tony Dale, winning by 9.64 percent. Bucy is seeking re-election and will face Republican challenger Mike Guevara in November. (Updated 10/14/20) John H. Bucy, III (D) (I) Mike Guevara (R) …

Contributing Writer | 10/14/2020

Texas House District 126 encompasses a northwestern portion of the Greater Houston area, including Klein and Champion. In 2018, Republican Sam Harless beat Democrat Natali Hurtado by 9.68 percentage points. Hurtado is back for a rematch. (Updated 10/14/20) Natali Hurtado (D) E. Sam Harless (R) (I) Totals Total Money Raised $465,329 $556,470 Total Number of …

Contributing Writer | 10/14/2020

Texas House District 138 includes portions of West Houston, Bear Creek, Katy, and Spring Branch. In 2018, Republican Dwayne Bohac won re-election to the seat by a razor thin 0.1 percentage points. Bohac is retiring, with Republican Lacey Hull set to face Democrat Akilah Bacy in November. (Updated 10/14/20) Akilah Bacy (D) Lacey Hull (R) …

Contributing Writer | 10/14/2020

Texas House District 132 encompasses a northwestern portion of the Greater Houston area and Katy. In 2018, Democrat Gina Calanni ousted then-incumbent Republican Mike Schofield by a mere 0.17 percentage points. Schofield is back for a rematch in November. (Updated 10/14/20) Gina Calanni (D) (I) Mike Schofield (R) Totals Total Money Raised $491,402 $379,694 Total …