HD147 special (Safe D): The candidates’ 30-day-out reports campaign finance reports were due Friday in the May 7 special election to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), who resigned. These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 20 and March 28.

Jolanda Jones out-raised Danielle Keys Bess, $78K to $31K, and outspent her, $30K to $16K. Jones holds a $69K to $23K advantage in cash on hand.

Jones’s largest contributors for the period included Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc. PAC ($10K), Houston executive Theldon Branch III ($5K), Houston energy executive Steven Kean ($5K), Katy manager Brent Pollack ($5K), Austin consultant Anthony Haley ($3K), Collective PAC ($3K) and HillCo PAC ($2.5K). Coleman contributed $1K, as did Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio).

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