Campaign Finance: Federal officeholders and candidates are required to file their April quarterly reports tomorrow (Wednesday). These reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 12 (for most filers) and March 31. The national response to COVID-19 is not expected to have significant impacts on these reports, especially for candidates who won primaries outright or advanced to runoffs. Any significant downturns in contributions, particularly from small donors, are not expected to appear until the July semiannual reports.
It is my intent to have a high-level summary report for Thursday, but it is unlikely that I will be able to update the Crib Sheets fully until the weekend. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this causes.
SEN: The campaign of Democratic runoff candidate M.J. Hegar announced she raised $1.6M during the first quarter, which means she raised around $1M since her pre-primary report. She will report having nearly $1.1M on hand.
NRCC “Young Guns”: The National Republican Congressional Committee named seven “Young Gun” candidates nationally including three in Texas: CD7 challenger Wesley Hunt, CD24 open seat nominee Beth Van Duyne and CD32 challenger Genevieve Collins. According to a web site for the program, “Young Gun candidates represent the most competitive congressional seats in the 2020 election cycle.”
The group includes CD23 open candidate Tony Gonzales II among its “Contenders,” and CD22 open candidate Troy Nehls is included among the “On the Radar” candidates.
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