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Number of Texas U.S. representatives who exit the 2015-16 federal election cycle with more than $1M cash on hand.

Post-general campaign finance reports were due late last week for federal candidates on the general election ballot. Seven of the state’s 36 incumbents and U.S. Rep.-elects reported at least $1M on hand, one more than in 2014.

A pair of Democrats – U.S. Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) and Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) – have the biggest war chests, and both were among the incumbents posting the biggest increases over the same time two years ago.

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin) ranked 27th with less than $200K on hand. While he has more on hand now than two years ago, the possible primary challenger to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has a significantly smaller war chest. Cruz was not required to file a report at this time, but he reported $3.3M on hand as of September 30.