Early voting for the May 24 runoff election begins Monday.

Congressional candidates facing runoffs were required to file their pre-runoff campaign finance reportsyesterday (Thursday). These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between April 1 and May 4.

Collectively, runoff candidates raised just over $2M during the period, of which nearly 60% was raised by one candidate. In CD28 (Lean D), progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros out-raised U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo), $1.2M to $352K. She narrowly outspent him, $832K to $743K, and she entered the campaign’s final stretch with a $1.4M to $1.0M advantage in cash on hand.

Over the election cycle, Cisneros has out-raised Cuellar, $4.4M to $3.0M. She raised just under $2M for her unsuccessful 2020 primary challenge.

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