January semiannual reports were due for state officeholders and candidates on Tuesday. They cover contributions received and expenditures made during the second half of 2017. For most primary challengers and open-seat candidates, they are the first window into their potential competitiveness in March. This report covers House races where incumbents face one or more primary opponents.
HD2: Primary challenger Bryan Slaton narrowly out-raised Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van), $84K to $83K, during the second half of 2017, and Slaton has a $93K to $45K advantage in cash on hand. Empower Texans PAC ($50K) and Texas Right to Life PAC ($15K) accounted for 76% of Slaton’s total contributions.
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