Congressional candidates on the general election ballot were required to file their pre-general election reports today (Thursday). These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made during the first two weeks of October. Contribution totals include net contributions from individuals and entities plus transfers from authorized committees.

Historically, these reports do not add much clarity above the October quarterly reports into the states of the races, and this year is no exception. That said, there were several notable challengers who out-raised and/or outspent incumbents. Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the most recent results.

SEN (Lean Republican): Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar out-raised U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R), $3.6M to $1.3M, and each candidate spend more than $5.25M. Hegar has a better than $3M advantage in cash on hand (COH), $6.9M to $3.8M.

CD2 (Toss Up): Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Houston) raised $1.4M, bringing his total for the election cycle to $16.2M.

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