HD52: Rep. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock) reported having $256K on hand as of June 30, and he raised just under $15K during the last 12 days of June. Potential primary opponent Jeremy Story raised less than $1K.
HD59: Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) reported having $26K on hand and no contributions. His primary opponent Chris Evans reported just over $11K in contributions, including contributions from Midland businessman Kyle Stallings ($5K), Odessa businessman Dick Saulsbury ($2K) and the campaign of Rep. Jonathan Stickland ($1K).
HD60: Freshman Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury) reported having $131K in hand after raising more than $121K, of which $100K came from Cisco businessman Ferris Wilks and his wife JoAnn, who are his constituents.
HD66 and HD67: In anticipation of a potential race for what is widely expected to be an open SD8 seat, Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) reported having $495K on hand. He received $62K in contributions and loaned his campaign $187K, bringing his total loan balance to $467K. Meanwhile, Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) reported having $261K on hand and $54K in contributions.
Tarrant Co.: Five incumbents reported cash on hand totals in excess of $100K, led by Rep. Charlie Geren’s (R-Fort Worth) $495K. He reported no contributions. Reps. Craig Goldman ($337K), Matt Krause ($215K), Jonathan Stickland ($178K) and Ramon Romero Jr. ($166K) also reported more than $100K. Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) raised the most of the Tarrant Co. delegation, reporting nearly $55K in contributions (including $25K from Empower Texans PAC). He has $80K on hand.
HD107: Potential Republican challenger Deanna Metzger reported more cash on hand ($52K) than freshman Democratic Rep. Victoria Neave ($33K), mostly due to a $50K loan. Neave out-raised Metzger, $63K to $2K.
HD114: Potential Democratic challenger John Turner reported raising $107K and has $88K on hand, both exceeding the figures reported by Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), who raised $31K and has $29K on hand. Turner’s largest contributors included Haynes and Boone PAC ($5K), Dallas attorney Pete Marketos ($5K) and Dallas attorney Mazin Sbaiti ($5K).
HD115: Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) reported a cash-on-hand balance of $192K, bolstered by a $100K loan from the incumbent. He reported nearly $60K in contributions during the last 12 days of June. Democratic challenger Dorotha Ocker reported $3K in contributions and has less than $1K on hand.
HD121: Speaker Joe Straus reported having almost $10M on hand. He received $341K in contributions during the last 12 days of June.
HD128: Freshman Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) reported having $181K on hand after raising $168K during the last 12 days of June. Cain’s largest contributors included Cisco businessmen Dan and Farris Wilks ($75K), the Empower Texans PAC ($25K), Fort Worth retired businessman Mike Olcott ($10K), Houston retiree Kathaleen Wall ($10K), Odessa businessman Dick Saulsbury ($5K) and Houston attorney Jason Webster ($5K). Primary opponent Terry Sain’s report was not yet available online.
HD134: Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) reported having $143K on hand and $47K in contributions. Potential Democratic challenger Allison Sawyer reported having $32K on hand after raising more than $41K. Angie Hayes, another potential Democratic challenger, has less than $2K on hand.
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