State candidates and officeholders were required to file their July semiannual campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports include contributions received and expenditures made between the last date covered by a report and June 30. The reporting period began:
- January 1 for candidates who were unopposed in the primary election
- February 25 for candidates who had primary opposition and did not go to a runoff
- May 13 for candidates who had runoff opposition; or
- June 22 for candidates in the SD19 special election.
Our Crib Sheets have been updated with the latest numbers. We have not yet looked at reports filed by most Libertarian and independent candidates or by candidates who are not involved in the general election. We will get to those shortly.
Here we look at key legislative races. Our statewide candidate report will follow shortly.
SD10: Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) out-raised Democratic challenger Beverly Powell, $342K to $266K, albeit over a longer period of time (Powell had a primary opponent.). Burton has out-raised Powell, $670K to $501K, over the entire 2017-18 election cycle, and Burton has a $528K to $141K advantage in cash on hand.
SD16: Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) out-raised Democratic challenger Nathan Johnson, $490K to $363K, albeit over a longer reporting period (Johnson had a primary opponent.). Huffines has out-raised Johnson, $942K to $592K, for the cycle. The incumbent has a nearly 4-to-1 advantage in cash on hand, $607K to $154K.
SD17: Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) out-raised Democratic challenger Rita Lucido, $139K to $87K, over their respective fundraising periods and has out-raised Lucido better than 4-to-1 for the election cycle. Lucido has a slight edge in cash on hand, $71K to $69K.
HD6: Independent candidate Neal Katz out-raised Rep. Matt Schaefer, $59K to $10K, and has a narrow $12K to $7K edge in cash on hand.
HD47: Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin) out-raised challenger Vikki Goodwin, $134K to $58K, over their respective reporting periods. Workman had a primary challenger, while Goodwin’s race went to a runoff. Workman has out-raised Goodwin, $564K to $142K, over the 2017-18 election cycle. He has a narrow lead in cash on hand, $54K to $47K.
HD52 open: Democratic nominee James Talarico out-raised Republican nominee Cynthia Flores, $118K to $57K, for the reporting period, albeit over a longer period of time (Flores had a primary opponent.). Flores has out-raised Talarico for the election cycle, $324K to $193K. He has ever so slightly more on hand, $71K to $70K.
HD102: Rep. Linda Koop (R-Dallas) out-raised challenger Ana-Maria Ramos, $113K to $28K, and has an $83K to $18K advantage in cash on hand.
HD105: Rep. Rodney Anderson (R-Grand Prairie) out-raised challenger Terry Meza, $48K to $19K, and has a $141K to $10K advantage in cash on hand.
HD107: Rep. Victoria Neave (D-Dallas) out-raised challenger Deanna Metzger, $134K to $14K, for the period, albeit for a much longer period of time. Neave was unopposed in the primary while Metzger’s race went to a runoff. Neave has out-raised Metzger, $278K to $177K, for the election cycle, and the incumbent holds a $96K to $20K advantage in cash on hand.
HD112: Democratic challenger Brandy Chambers narrowly out-raised Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Richardson), $51K to $49K, since January 1, but Button has a better than 30-to-1 advantage in cash on hand, $715K to $23K.
HD113 open: Republican nominee Jonathan Boos narrowly out-raised Democratic nominee Rhetta Bowers, $13K to $12K, since February 25. Boos, who has out-raised Bowers, $146K to $24K for the cycle, has nearly $11K on hand while Bowers has less than $1K on hand.
HD114 open: Republican nominee Lisa Luby Ryan narrowly out-raised Democratic nominee John Turner, $215K to $205K, for the period despite having a shorter time to raise money. Ryan ousted Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) in the primary while Turner was unopposed. She has out-raised Turner, $542K to $444K, overall, but Turner has the advantage in cash on hand, $260K to $169K.
HD115: Democratic challenger Julie Johnson more than doubled up Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) despite a shorter reporting period. Johnson raised $205K since February 25 compared to Rinaldi’s $81K raised since January 1. She has out-raised the incumbent, $467K to $162K, over the election cycle, but Rinaldi has the advantage in cash on hand, $256K to $201K.
HD134: Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) out-raised challenger Allison Sawyer, $123K to $23K, since February 25, and Davis has out-raised Sawyer, $974K to $82K, over the election cycle. Davis has a $118K to $21K advantage in cash on hand.
HD136: Democratic challenger John Bucy out-raised Rep. Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park), $90K to $83K, since January 1, but Dale has the advantage in cash on hand, $119K to $70K.
HD138: Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) out-raised challenger Adam Milasincic, $113K to $36K, albeit over a longer period of time (Milasincic had a primary opponent.). The incumbent has a $134K to $42K advantage in cash on hand.
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