More than $10 million has been contributed or spent on the CD23 race so far, according to October quarterly reports filed this weekend.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

U.S. Rep.
Will Hurd

Pete Gallego


U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) reported raising $788K and spending $1.475M between July 1 and September 30. He has $1.1M on hand. Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) reported raising $468K and spending $819K. He has $431K on hand.

The Congressional Leadership Fund reported spending $1.66M for media production and placement opposing Gallego, including $118K in digital advertising and nearly $1.5M in television ad placements. The National Republican Campaign Committee reported spending $1.3M on the race, mostly for advertising opposing Gallego.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported spending $1.6M, mostly for mail and advertising both in support of Gallego and opposing Hurd. The House Majority PAC reported spending just over $450K on advertising opposing Hurd.

More than $5 out of every $6 in independent expenditures made in Texas congressional races has gone to CD23. The race has received the 8th-highest amount of independent expenditures so far this cycle for a U.S. House seat. The race moves to the 5th most expensive of the cycle once contributions to the individual candidates are included.

$8,774,390 – NV3
$8,522,588 – MN8
$6,476,465 – FL26
$6,348,719 – NV4
$6,334,413 – CO6
$5,869,834 – NY19
$5,519,557 – PA8
$5,156,849 – TX23

$12,133,995 – MN8
$11,589,102 – CO6
$10,786,125 – FL26
$10,321,888 – NV3
$10,283,272 – TX23
$9,832,603 – NY19
$9,316,987 – NV4
$8,867,354 – PA8

Meanwhile, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new ad accusing U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) of “refusing to disavow” Donald Trump’s comments (included in the ad) about the disabled, women and veterans.


The House Majority PAC also released a new ad, “Makes Sense,” which accuses Hurd of putting politics ahead of veterans and Texas families.