Congressional incumbents and candidates raised more than $19.2M during the third quarter of 2021 and collectively reported having $46.7M on hand, according to October quarterly campaign finance reports filed through today (Friday).
The 10 highest contribution totals were reported by:
- S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Houston) – $2.91M
- Wesley Hunt (R) – $1.03M
- S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) – $805K
- S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) – $714K
- S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Dallas) – $666K
- S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) – $646K
- S. Rep. Ronnie Jackson (R-Amarillo) – $626K
- S. Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) – $603K
- S. Rep. Tony Gonzales II (R-San Antonio) – $584K
- Monica De la Cruz-Hernandez (R) – $538K
Despite not being on the ballot until 2024, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) reported raising $3.2M for the quarter, including transfers from authorized committees. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) raised $265K.
Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest results. For federal candidates, we include contributions to principal campaign committees plus transfers from other authorized committees. We exclude loan proceeds and contributions made to leadership, joint fundraising or other authorized committees.
CD8 open: Morgan Luttrell (R) raised $276K and reported having $665K on hand, dwarfing other candidates who filed reports as of press time. Jonathan Hullihan (R) raised $41K, and Taylor Whitchard IV (R) raised $22K.
CD12: U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) out-raised primary challenger Chris Putnam, $222K to $160K, and she has a $614K to $411K advantage in cash on hand.
CD15: Monica De la Cruz-Hernandez raised $538K and has $422K on hand for what could become an open-seat race if U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) runs for open CD34. He raised $714K and has $2.1M on hand.
CD20: Republican challenger Mauro Garza out-raised U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), $120K to $85K, and he has a $365K to $202K advantage in cash on hand over the incumbent.
CD24: In the Democratic race to challenge U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Irving), Derrik Gay out-raised Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton), $144K to $94K, and he has a $78K to $51K advantage in cash on hand. Van Duyne raised $452K and has $1.1M on hand.
CD28: Primary challenger Jessica Cisneros raised $421K and has $312K on hand. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) raised $646K and has $2.2M on hand.
CD30: For the third straight quarter, U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) raised less than $5K. Jane Hope Hamilton (D) and Jessica Mason (D) each raised more than $50K for the quarter.
CD31: U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-Round Rock) raised $175K and has $487K on hand. Donna Imam led the Democratic field with $106K in contributions and $89K on hand.
CD32: 2020 Republican challenger Genevieve Collins reported no contributions for the second straight quarter.
CD34 open: Rochelle Garza (D) raised $199K and has $144K on hand. Republican rival Mayra Flores raised $60K and has $68K on hand.
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