Texas Finance Summary
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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 Jim Wright (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
Candidate
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Greg Abbott $33,075,086.99$39,590,246.06
Dan Patrick $13,163,234.46$3,563,906.19
Joe Straus III $9,333,712.96$7,501,094.68
Ken Paxton $3,479,074.19$1,300,625.64
Glenn Hegar $2,767,479.49$2,948,691.57
Jose Menendez $1,759,815.30$1,535,629.16
Bryan Hughes $1,748,800.08$1,555,886.80
Todd Hunter $1,632,934.12$844,945.92
Dawn Buckingham $1,578,961.76$2,118,050.76
Charles Geren $1,540,449.39$1,428,801.80
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $8,887,224.04$28,802,874.63
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $8,317,710.83$4,821,222.16
Texas REALTORS Issues Political Action Committee $7,920,947.61$16,410,561.53
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $3,492,473.02$437,879.64
Union Pacific Corp. Fund For Effective Government $3,295,476.51$635,398.66
United Services Automobile Association Employee PAC $3,081,700.51$770,604.34
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account $2,680,014.00$2,112,898.51
Border Health PAC $2,617,775.65$2,573,849.47
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $2,617,261.31$2,541,522.92
Annie's List $2,358,168.45$1,952,105.27
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Top Lobbyists
Lobbyist
Lobbyist Business
Min Amount
Max Amount
Mark Vane Attorney$2,620,029.00$5,514,999.03
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,700,003.00$5,229,999.43
Royce Pabst Poinsett Lobbyist$2,420,051.00$5,209,998.93
Stan Schlueter Political Consultant$3,160,000.00$4,874,999.63
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,490,011.00$4,759,999.42
Michael Toomey lobbyist$2,375,002.00$4,419,999.49
Todd M Smith Impact Texas Communicaions, LLP$3,320,001.00$4,259,999.78
William G Phenix Government Affairs Consultant$2,160,001.00$4,109,999.45
Christopher S Shields Lobbying$2,180,000.00$4,099,999.48
Ron E Lewis Ron Lewis & Associates$1,975,003.00$4,029,999.42
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 10/04/2022

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and officeholders raised $300.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. More than $173.5 million, or 58 percent, of all donations reported by candidate committees, were raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list. Top 10 Texas candidates (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022) Here are the 10 …

Transparency USA | 09/16/2022

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $597.5 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $36.8 million, or 6 percent of all contributions. These are the top 10 individual donors to Texas state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) …

Transparency USA | 09/16/2022

The general election for the attorney general of Texas will take place on November 8, 2022. In total, candidates running for Texas attorney general have raised $30.8 million, received $13,300 in loans, and spent $30.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. Here’s the breakdown for the three candidates who are still in …

Transparency USA | 09/07/2022

Texas Democratic House candidates and officeholders have spent $15.4 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Richard Raymond has spent more than any other Democrat. Raymond is the representative for Texas House District 42 and is running for re-election in 2022. Raymond raised $546,160 and spent $806,348 between Jan. 1, 2021, …

Transparency USA | 09/07/2022

Texas Republican House candidates and officeholders have spent $57.6 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Dade Phelan has spent more than any other Republican. Phelan is the representative for Texas House District 21 and is running for re-election in 2022. Phelan raised $6.5 million and spent $6.2 million between Jan. …