Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) is one of four Republican incumbent state representatives to have less cash on hand than his primary challenger, but Capriglione has out-raised Keller council member Armin Mizani, $166K to $124K, and outspent him, $159K to $21K, for the election cycle to date.

During the second half of 2017, Capriglione out-raised Mizani by $40K and outspent him by $97K. Democrat Mica Ringo raised just over $10K, bringing her contributions for the election cycle to nearly $16K. Libertarian candidate Todd Moore has not filed a campaign finance report. This analysis focuses on the Republicans.

Mizani received nearly half of his contributions from individuals and PACs who directly supported Capriglione’s 2012 challenge of then-Rep. Vicki Truitt (R-Southlake), a statistic that is as thematic as it is misleading.

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