With a week to go before the runoffs, outside groups have spent at least $2.7M on Texas runoff candidates so far this election cycle. That figure includes spending prior to the primary. Club for Growth Action is responsible for about 44% of all independent expenditures made in support of, or in opposition to, runoff candidates.
- American Patriots PAC has spent at least $134K supporting Dan Crenshaw and opposing Rep. Kevin Roberts (R-Houston).
- Texas Patriots PAC has spent at least $9K supporting Dan Crenshaw.
- With Honor Fund has spent at least $472K supporting Dan Crenshaw.
- Conservative Results Matter, a superPAC that was formed on March 29 and has not had reported the contributions it has received, has spent at least $526K opposing Crenshaw.
- Club for Growth Action has spent at least $322K opposing Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) and supporting Bunni Pounds.
- National Assoc. of Realtors has spent at least $43K supporting Gooden.
- Gun Owners of America has spent at least $26K supporting Chip Roy.
- House Freedom Fund has spent at least $22K supporting Roy.
- Club for Growth Action has spent at least $290K opposing Matt McCall.
- VoteVetsOrg has spent at least $66K supporting Joseph Kopser.
- Equality PAC has spent $102K supporting Gina Ortiz Jones.
- Club for Growth Action has spent at least $595K opposing Bech Bruun and supporting Michael Cloud.
- Megaphone has spent at least $38K supporting Bruun.
- House Freedom Fund has spent at least $40K supporting Cloud.
Overall, at least $6.1M of independent expenditures have been made in U.S. House races in Texas this election cycle, an amount that nearly exceeds the total spent by outside groups during the entire 2013-14 election cycle. The previous high, $13.5M, was recorded during the 2015-16 election cycle, nearly 93% of which was spent in swing district CD23.
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