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.
HD52 open: James Talarico (D) out-raised Cynthia Flores (R), $139K to $115K, for the period and outspent her, $120K to $53K. Flores maintains a slight edge in cash on hand, $92K to $79K. For the election cycle, Flores has out-raised Talarico, $438K to $333K.
HD92: Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) out-raised challenger Steve Riddell (D), $270K to $12K, and he has a nearly $200K advantage in cash on hand.
HD102: Rep. Linda Koop (R-Dallas) out-raised challenger Ana-Maria Ramos, $162K to $105K, for the period but trails the challenger in cash on hand, $67K to $40K. Koop outspent Ramos, $116K to $31K.
HD105: Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) out-raised challenger Terry Meza, $141K to $58K, and he has a nearly 2-to-1 advantage in cash on hand. Anderson outspent Meza, $86K to $14K.
HD107: Rep. Victoria Neave (R-Dallas) out-raised challenger Deanna Metzger, $165K to $112K, and the incumbent has a $115K to $40K edge in cash on hand.
HD112: Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Garland) out-raised challenger Brandy Chambers, $125K to $82K, and the incumbent has a $656K advantage in cash on hand.
HD114 open: Democratic nominee John Turner narrowly out-raised Republican nominee Lisa Luby Ryan, $244K to $239K, and he outspent her, $274K to $70K. Turner’s largest contributors for the period included his father’s congressional campaign committee ($75K), and Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC ($25K). Ryan’s largest contributors included Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign ($28K), Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC ($26K), Dallas investor Pierce Marshall ($25K) and Empower Texans PAC ($10K). Ryan has the advantage in cash on hand, $291K to $221K.
HD115: Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) out-raised challenger Julie Johnson (D), $279K to $188K, for the period, and he outspent her, $228K to $138K. He holds an edge in cash on hand, $287K to $251K. Rinaldi’s largest contributors were Empower Texans PAC ($150K) and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility PAC ($50K). Johnson’s largest contributors were Emily’s List ($11K), Dallas musician Don Henley ($10K) and Texans for Insurance Reform ($10K). Johnson has out-raised Rinaldi, $655K to $441K, for the 2017-18 election cycle.
HD129: Challenger Alex Karjeker (D) out-raised Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Webster), $53K to $41K, and outspent the incumbent, $55K to $27K. Paul has the edge in cash on hand, $54K to $24K. For the election cycle, Paul has narrowly out-raised Karjeker, $125K to $113K.
HD134: Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) out-raised challenger Allison Sawyer (D) by a 10-to-1 margin, $131K to $13K, and outspent the challenger, $121K to $25K. Davis has a $182K advantage in cash on hand.
HD136: Rep. Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) nearly doubled up challenger John Bucy (D), out-raising him $150K to $76K, but Bucy outspent Dale, $96K to $48K. Dale has a $171K to $34K advantage in cash on hand.
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