Note: This report has been updated since we issued our Breaking News alert.
State, legislative and local (where required) candidates facing general election opponents were required to file 30-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday. Most of those have become available online today. This report looks at key House races. A previous report looked at key statewide and Senate races.
We have not looked at every House race yet. Our focus has been on potentially competitive races as we have been defining those this season. Our Crib Sheets have been updated for these key races, and we will continue to update them through the day.
In eight races, challengers or open-seat candidates of the challenging party out-raised the incumbent or incumbent party’s nominee:
- HD6: Neal Katz (I) out-raised Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), $30K to $23K
- HD41: Hilda Garza-DeShazo (R) out-raised Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-Mission), $37K to $23K
- HD52: James Talarico (D) out-raised Cynthia Flores (R), $139K to $115K
- HD53: Stephanie Lochte Ertel (D) out-raised Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction) by $22 (no K)
- HD91: Jeromey Sims (D) out-raised Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), $26K to $16K
- HD114: John Turner (D) out-raised Lisa Luby Ryan (R), $244K to $239K
- HD121: Celina Montoya (D) out-raised Steve Allison (R), $46K to $20K; and
- HD129: Alex Karjeker (D) out-raised Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Webster), $53K to $41K
Only one incumbent, Rep. Linda Koop (R-Dallas), has a lower cash-on-hand figure than a challenger.
HD47: Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin) out-raised challenger Vikki Goodwin (D), $240K to $125K, for the period, and he has a $145K to $103K advantage in cash on hand. For the 2017-18 election cycle, Workman has out-raised Goodwin, $749K to $263K.
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