Republican candidates in Texas spent $106.58 million more than Democrats – Ballotpedia News

In Texas, state-level candidates spent $205.86 million between January 1, 2021 and May 14, 2022. Democratic candidates spent $47.44 million and Republican candidates spent $154.02 millions of dollars.

Texas Campaign Finance Snapshot (01/01/2021 – 05/14/2022)

Source: Transparency United States

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by spending (01/01/2021 – 05/14/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 674 state-level Democrats filed campaign finance reports with the Texas Ethics Commission. Here are the 10 top-spending Democratic candidates.

Rank Democratic candidate Total spent
1. Beto O’Rourke $6,454,769.84
2. John Whitmire $6,052,057.66
3. Morgan La Mantia $3,443,474.93
4. Michael Collier $2,160,690.08
5. Joe S Jaworski $1,771,684.11
6. Jay Kleberg $1,094,094.74
seven. Richard Pena Raymond $600,095.45
8. Lee Merrit $593,079.74
9. Rochelle Garza $548,910.41
ten. Chuy Hinojosa $485,888.55

Top 10 Republican candidates, by spending (01/01/2021 – 05/14/2022)

During the same period, 723 Republicans filed campaign finance reports with the Texas Ethics Commission. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported spending for the 2022 election cycle so far.

Rank Republican candidate Total spent
1. Greg Abbott $37,930,299.56
2. Donald Huffines $14,452,983.90
3. George P Bush $8,949,809.36
4. Dan Patrick $6,478,357.37
5. Ken Paxton $6,022,078.96
6. Eva Guzman $5,720,114.44
seven. Dawn Buckingham $3,450,249.56
8. Dade Phelan $2,536,948.32
9. Glenn Hegar $2,392,301.51
ten. Allen B West $2,196,144.25

In some states, office holders can make expenses from their campaign accounts when they are not in an election. These expenses are included in the candidates’ campaign finance figures.

The above data is based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PAC candidates have submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data after major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require registrants to submit additional reports.

Report name Report due date
2022 Jan Semi-annual 01/18/2022
2022 Pre-primary (30 days) 01/31/2022
2022 Pre-primary (8 days) 02/22/2022
Primary runoff 2022 05/16/2022
2022 Jul Semester 07/15/2022
Pre-general 2022 (30 days) 10/11/2022
Pre-general 2022 (8 days) 31/10/2022
2022 half-year data 01/17/2023

This article is a joint publication of Ballot and Transparency United Stateswho work together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.




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