State and legislative candidates were required to file 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. The full reports are not yet available online, but we’re able to report summary totals for most candidates this morning. In this post, we summarize some of the hottest House primary races involving incumbents with one week to go to Election Day. Candidates are listed in decreasing order of contributions for the period (Jan. 22-Feb. 20) covered by the reports.
George Lavender raised $128K, spent $54K and has $10K on hand.
Rep. Gary VanDeaver raised $127K, spent $103K and has $437K on hand.
Lavender added $20K in new loan principal. Lavender spent less than half of what he brought in, suggesting significant in-kind contributions.
Rep. Dan Flynn raised $163K, spent $103K and has $126K on hand.
Bryan Slaton raised $59K, spent $52K and has $31K on hand.
Flynn raised more in the last month ($163K) than for the 2015-16 cycle up to this point ($159K).
Rep. Stuart Spitzer raised $60K, spent $96K and has $66K on hand.
Lance Gooden raised $48K, spent $45K and has $36K on hand.
Rep. Byron Cook raised $353K, spent $708K and has $262K on hand.
Thomas McNutt raised $95K, spent $308K and has $12K on hand.
The pair spent more than $1 million in the last month. Cook raised nearly as much for the period ($353K) as for the 2015-16 cycle up to this point ($390K), and he has now spent more than $1.15 million on the race.
Rep. John Raney raised $173K, spent $205K and has $123K on hand.
Jess Fields raised $80K, spent $160K and has $26K on hand.
Raney raised almost as much for the period ($173K) as for the entire 2015-16 cycle up to this point ($186K).
Rep. John Cyrier raised $286K, spent $112K and has $192K on hand.
Brent Golemon raised $32K, spent $27K and has $23K on hand.
Cyrier raised nearly as much for the period ($286K) as for the entire 2015-16 cycle to date ($288K). Golemon added another $15K in loan principal.
Rep. Marcia Farney raised $151K, spent $171K and has $70K on hand.
Terry Wilson raised $79K, spent $63K and has $11K on hand.
Farney had raised just $21K for the 2015-16 cycle heading into this period.
Rep. Ron Reynolds raised $39K, spent $27K and has $9K on hand.
Angelique Bartholomew raised $12K, spent $32K and has $5K on hand.
Steve Brown raised $9K, spent $8K and has $1K on hand.
Chris Henderson raised <$1K, spent <$1K and has $5K on hand.
Reynolds added $5K in new loan principal. Brown has raised less than $18K for the election cycle.
Abraham Padron raised $219K, spent $155K and has $72K on hand.
Rep. Sergio Munoz raised $132K, spent $117K and has $203K on hand.
Munoz raised more for the period ($132K) than for the entire 2015-16 cycle to date ($119K). Padron raised nearly 7 times more for the period ($219K) than for the cycle to date ($43K). Padron added $59K in new loan principal.
Rep. Paul Workman raised $133K, spent $179K and has $169K on hand.
Jay Wiley raised $40K, spent $48K and has $4K on hand.