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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.

CD2 open

  • 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.

CD5 open

  • 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.

CD21 open

  • 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.

CD23

  • Equality PAC has spent $102K supporting Gina Ortiz Jones.

CD27 open

  • 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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