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State candidates are required to file daily pre-election reports detailing contributions received after the 8-day-out report period closes. Some highlights of recently filed reports:

  • GOV: Lupe Valdez reported receiving a pair of contributions totaling $7K. Andrew White reported an additional $2K in contributions, including $1K from Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston).
  • HD4 open: Former Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman) reported an additional $14K in contributions, including $11K from Empower Texans PAC.
  • HD8 open: Cody Harris reported an additional $115K in contributions, including $100K from Texas House Leadership Fund and $10K from AFSCME Texas Correctional Officers PAC. Thomas McNutt reported an additional $30K from Empower Texans PAC and $20K from Texas Right to Life PAC.
  • HD13 open: Ben Leman reported an $11K in-kind contribution from Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC and a $10K cash contribution from Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND. Jill Wolfskill reported an additional $23K in contributions from Texas Right to Life PAC, bringing its total contributions in the race to $128K.
  • HD37: Rep. Rene Oliveira (D-Brownsville) reported an additional $7K in contributions.
  • HD62 open: Reggie Smith reported an additional $81K in contributions, including $20K from Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, $15K from Texas Assoc. of Realtors TREPAC, $13K from Texas House Leadership Fund and $10K from Associated Republicans of Texas. Brent Lawson reported a single $1K contribution.
  • HD121 open: Steve Allison reported an additional $55K in contributions, including $50K from Associated Republicans of Texas. Matt Beebe reported an additional $8K in-kind contribution from Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). Beebe’s second report, filed today, was not available online.

Meanwhile, independent expenditures made by outside groups for congressional races is nearing $7.5M. Leading the way is CD21, which has drawn $1.9M in outside spending so far, and CD2, where outside groups have spent $1.8M so far. The other three principal targets of independent expenditures have been CD5 ($1.4M), CD27 ($845K) and CD23 ($580K). These figures include expenditures made prior to the primary election.

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