Federal candidates’ pre-primary campaign finance reports were due Thursday. These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between January 1 and February 9. The period may have begun sooner for candidates who had not previously filed reports. Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest numbers.

Contributions above the reporting threshold received after February 9 must be disclosed via 48-hour reports – those contributions are not included below or in our Crib Sheets. The candidates’ reports also do not include independent expenditures made by and, and disclosed by, third parties. We explore those expenditures farther down this analysis.

Collectively, the candidates raised $6.8M and spent $16.1M during the first 40 days of the year.

Candidates’ Reports

CD1 open (Safe R): Nathaniel Moran (R) out-raised his nearest rival A.D. Atholi, $191K to $22K, and outspent him $272K to $22K. Moran has a $239K to $17K advantage in cash on hand (COH).

CD2 (Safe R): Despite his opponents’ raising and spending less than $25K combined, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Houston) raised $630K and spent $1.8M during the period. For the cycle so far, Crenshaw has raised $10.6M – more than $1 out of every $6 raised by a Texas congressional candidate on the ballot this year – and spent $8.9M. He has $3.25M on hand, over $3M more than his three primary challengers combined.

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