Some highlights from the 8-day-out campaign finance reports for statewide and Senate candidates:


  • Abbott outspends Davis more than 2-to-1 for the period.
  • Van de Putte narrowly out-raises Patrick, but Patrick outspends her.
  • Rest of the Republican ticket spends very little.
  • Republicans hold huge cash-on-hand advantages.


  • $2.6 million flows into SD10 ($1.1M for Willis, $1.5M for Burton). The Mostyns and Texans for Lawsuit Reform both figure prominently.
  • Boone reports large, likely erroneous amount of unitemized donations.
  • Seliger’s report likely flips cash on hand and loan balances. Our Crib Sheet corrects what we suspect is a reporting error.