Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said he “look[s] forward to running for re-election” in 2022 and announced he raised nearly $5M during the second half of 2020. Patrick ended the year with $19.4M on hand, the highest COH figure ever reported for a lieutenant governor. The previous record, also held by Patrick, was $18.1M as of December 31, 2017.

Patrick has raised $43.1M since he was elected to the office in 2014. His total reported contributions, including for his senate campaigns, have eclipsed $63M, which would put him ahead of former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s (R) lifetime contribution total if Dewhurst’s roughly $15M in contributions to himself were excluded.

Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign finance reports are due tomorrow (Friday) for all state officeholders and candidates – including statewide, legislative and judicial – with active campaign accounts and for local candidates where required.

For candidates who were opposed in the general election, the reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between October 25 and December 31. For unopposed candidates and those who were not for election in 2020, the reports cover the period between July 1 and December 31.

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