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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
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Greg Abbott $33,075,086.99$39,541,491.79
Dan Patrick $13,163,234.46$3,563,906.19
Joe Straus III $9,333,712.96$7,479,089.29
Ken Paxton $3,479,074.19$1,298,741.81
Glenn Hegar $2,767,479.49$2,946,856.59
Jose Menendez $1,759,409.55$1,521,031.35
Bryan Hughes $1,748,325.08$1,555,886.80
Todd Hunter $1,632,934.12$844,945.92
Dawn Buckingham $1,578,463.76$2,117,918.27
Charles Geren $1,540,449.39$1,427,558.72
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $8,885,779.00$28,802,821.86
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $8,317,709.83$4,820,893.96
Texas REALTORS Issues Mobilization PAC $7,920,947.61$16,410,561.53
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $3,422,833.25$437,879.64
Union Pacific Corp. Fund For Effective Government $3,174,968.68$635,398.66
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account $2,680,014.00$2,112,898.51
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $2,617,261.31$2,537,032.06
Border Health PAC $2,617,103.56$2,573,849.47
United Services Automobile Association Employee PAC $2,586,434.41$756,959.47
Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee $2,337,839.90$1,464,078.38
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Top Lobbyists
LobbyistLobbyist BusinessMin AmountMax 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 Attorney$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 $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 $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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On June 5, voters in Fort Worth elected Mattie Parker, former chief of staff to Mayor Betsy Price, to replace outgoing Price as the city’s top elected official. In a runoff election that saw over 88,000 voters cast ballots, Parker took 54 percent of the votes to win this expensive and closely-watched contest against Deborah …

Transparency USA | 05/20/2021

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