SD11 open (Likely R): Texas Values Action endorsed Rep. Mayes Middleton (R).
HD52 open (Lean R): Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Caroline Harris (R).
CD8 open (Safe R): Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Christian Collins (R).
CD35 open (Safe D): Austin council member Greg Casar’s (D) campaign announced he raised more than $460K since he announced his candidacy of November 4. Casar received contributions from nearly 2,400 donors, and the median contribution was $35. Federal candidates’ year-end reports are due January 31.
CLF Endorsements: The Congressional Leadership Fund PAC included Morgan Luttrell in CD8 open (Safe R), Monica De La Cruz in CD15 open (Toss Up) and Wesley Hunt in CD38 open (Safe R) among its initial list of candidates to be supported by its Trailblazers Fund. According to its statement, CLF was the “largest House super PAC ever in 2020” with more than $165M of expenditures in 54 races nationwide.
The PAC spent more than $15M in Texas races during the 2019-20 cycle:
- $6.3M supporting eventual U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Richmond) and opposing Sri Preston Kulkarni (D)
- $4.6M supporting eventual U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Irving) and opposing Candace Valenzuela
- $2.6M supporting Wesley Hunt (R) and opposing U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (R-Houston)
- $1.3M supporting U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) in her primary against Chris Putnam; and
- $161K opposing Mike Siegel’s (D) challenge of U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin).
These were independent expenditures.
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