SD19 special: Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) out-raised former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), $88K to $46K, and outspent Gallego, $251K to $97K, during the first 21 days of July. Candidates were required to file their 8-day-out reports yesterday (Monday). Gutierrez and Gallego each have just under $80K on hand. Republican Pete Flores raised just under $20K and spent $15K. Over the election cycle, Gutierrez has out-raised Gallego, $511K to $284K, and outspent him, $561K to $121K.
Gutierrez’s largest contributions during the period came from Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc. ($10K), AT&T Texas PAC ($5K), Blackridge ($5K), San Antonio general contractor Chester Drash Jr. ($5K), San Antonio attorney David Earl ($5K), Southern Glazer’s PAC of Texas ($5K) and Texas Optometric PAC ($5K). Gallego’s largest contributions during the period came from Houston law firm Williams Kherkher Hart & Boundas LLP ($10K), McAllen alcohol distributor Greg LaMantia ($5K), Waco rancher Lyndon Olson ($5K), Rural Friends of Texas Electric Cooperatives ($3K) and Rep. Garnet Coleman ($2.5K). Flores’s largest contributions during the period came from Rio Grande City physician Antonio Falcon ($5K), San Antonio rancher Karen Hixon ($2.5K) and Houston oil businessman Reed Morian ($2.5K).
Early voting continues through Friday. Election Day is Tuesday, July 31.
HD132: Annie’s List endorsed Democratic challenger Gina Calanni over Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy).
HD134: Annie’s List endorsed Democratic challenger Allison Lami Sawyer over Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston).
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