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 $44,875,408.89$85,230,674.61
Dan Patrick $17,673,852.50$25,157,444.93
Ken Paxton $8,650,634.71$12,889,405.77
Dennis Bonnen $4,776,971.55$929,387.22
Justin Nelson $3,410,439.97$6,543,899.05
Christi Craddick $3,371,593.77$3,689,615.55
Angela Paxton $3,028,547.69$6,355,143.71
George P Bush $2,841,006.74$5,122,978.31
Donald Huffines $2,450,907.62$3,600,096.61
Joe Straus III $2,398,837.88$5,163,766.56
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
ActBlue Texas $9,929,767.43$10,168,603.78
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC $9,812,926.44$8,621,969.39
Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee $9,531,386.39$60,500,567.90
Empower Texans PAC (DISSOLVED) $5,859,479.00$5,774,309.28
Republican Party of Texas $5,453,741.41$5,852,727.89
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund $4,935,996.24$5,027,898.99
Annie's List $3,748,970.15$3,823,753.89
BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC $3,395,746.14$453,576.51
Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and Individual Account $3,324,526.00$3,943,807.06
United Services Automobile Association Employee PAC $3,264,720.97$986,133.76
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Top Lobbyists
Lobbyist
Lobbyist Business
Min Amount
Max Amount
Dean R McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$3,105,017.00$6,094,999.22
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$3,175,004.00$5,889,999.40
Mark Vane Attorney$2,870,015.00$5,724,999.14
Todd M Smith Impact Texas Communicaions, LLP$4,075,000.00$5,499,999.68
Roland Leal Lobbyist$2,225,000.00$4,449,999.54
Royce Pabst Poinsett Lobbyist$2,030,044.00$4,439,999.05
Robert D Miller Attorney$2,460,002.00$4,394,999.35
Trey J Blocker Attorney$2,575,005.00$4,374,999.53
Neal T Jones Jr consultant$1,330,143.00$4,104,998.07
Ron E Lewis Ron Lewis & Associates$2,025,001.00$4,059,999.41
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Recent Articles
Kalyn Stralow | 08/04/2022

In Texas, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $2.3 million from their campaign accounts on services from the United States Postal Service in the 2022 election cycle so far. USPS received 0.4 percent of all $558.2 million in reported expenditures.  According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, here are the top candidates and PACs that have …

Joel Williams | 07/29/2022

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns. While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. …

Joel Williams | 07/29/2022

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns. While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. …

Joel Williams | 07/29/2022

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns. While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. …

Transparency USA | 07/20/2022

Texas Republican candidates and officeholders have raised $164.5 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state House candidates and officeholders, Dade Phelan has raised more than any other Republican. Phelan represents Texas House District 21 and is running for re-election in 2022. Phelan raised $2.9 million and spent $2.5 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and …