Runoff reports were due yesterday (Monday) for state candidates on the July 14 primary runoff ballot. Candidates in the SD14 special election were required to file 8-day-out reports. These runoff reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 23 and July 4.
The largest contributors to multiple legislative and statewide candidates for the period were Texans for Lawsuit Reform (at least $438K), Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC ($288K among those itemized below), Associated Republicans of Texas PAC (at least $191K) and Gov. Greg Abbott’s Campaign (at least $125K). Cisco businessman Farris Wilks gave $425K to a single campaign, and Border Health PAC gave $150K to Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.’s campaign.
Runoff candidates collectively raised $4.7M, led by Lucio’s $1.1M and Jon Francis’s $577K, and spent $4.2M during the period.
SD14 special: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) out-raised former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, $306K to $79K, and outspent her, $466K to $148K. Former Austin council member Don Zimmerman, one of two Republicans in the race, raised $6K and spend $9K. He was out-raised by Libertarian candidate Pat Dixon ($8K).
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