Federal candidates in the state’s primary runoff elections were required to file pre-runoff campaign finance reports yesterday. These cover contributions received and expenditures made between April 1 and May 2.

CD2 open: Dan Crenshaw out-raised Rep. Kevin Roberts (R-Houston), $236K to $160K, for the period and has a slight advantage in cash on hand ($145K to $109K). Roberts narrowly outspent Crenshaw for the period, $191K to $170K. The candidates are nearly even in campaign contributions for the election cycle. Since their campaigns began, Roberts has raised $639K and Crenshaw has raised $631K.

CD5 open: Bunni Pounds narrowly out-raised Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell), $142K to $122K, for the period, and she outspent Gooden, $216K to $140K. Both have around $100K on hand. Over the election cycle, Pounds has out-raised Gooden, $710K to $469K, and outspent him, $613K to $367K.

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