Candidates in the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) were required to file 8-day-out reports on Friday. Those reports, which cover contributions received and expenditures made between March 27 and April 25, became available online during the weekend.

  • Republican Ben Leman raised $161K, spent $110K and has $36K on hand. His largest contributors for the period were Associated Republicans of Texas ($43K in kind), Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND ($40K), Houston construction executive Randy Rogers ($25K) and Dallas businessman Ray Hunt ($10K).
  • Republican Jill Wolfskill raised $42K, spent $106K and has $34K on hand. Her largest contributors for the period were Texas Right to Life PAC ($30K cash and in kind) and Rep. Jonathan Stickland ($7K in kind for blockwalkers).
  • Democrat Cecil Webster reported just under $2K in contributions and spent $11K. He has $8K on hand.

Since January 1, Leman has out-raised Wolfskill, $239K to $191K, and outspent her, $309K to $263K. The election is Saturday. Leman and Wolfskill are candidates in the Republican runoff election, which is May 22. The winner of that runoff will face Webster, who is the Democratic nominee.

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