At least in terms of campaign finances, HD107 is the state’s hottest legislative race.
Rep. Kenneth Sheets (R-Dallas) entered the campaign’s final weeks with significant advantages over Democratic challenger Victoria Neave in cash on hand and contributions. Sheets raised more than $300K between July 1 and September 29, most of any legislative incumbent with a general election opponent, but Neave’s $164K in contributions was greater than any other challenger.
The candidates will easily exceed $1 million in contributions for the 2015-16 election cycle combined. Sheets has raised $612K since the beginning of 2015, and Neave has raised $342K since declaring her candidacy, again the most of any legislative or statewide challenger this cycle.
Sheets had about a $150K advantage in cash on hand as of the end of September, but Neave’s $84K on hand was the highest total reported by a legislative or statewide challenger.
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