Note: This post has been updated to include additional information about Sen. Cornyn’s report.

Today (Monday) was the deadline for federal officeholders and candidates to file their April quarterly campaign finance reports, which disclose contributions received and expenditures made during the first three months of 2019. Not all reports are in as of press time. For the quarter, Texas federal officeholders and candidates raised more than $9M and spent a little over $4M.

Highlights include:

  • S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) raised just over $1M and has $7.4M on hand. Cornyn raised about $235K less than U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) did during the first quarter of 2017, but Cornyn has $2.6M more on hand than Cruz at that time in the 2018 campaign. Cruz actually out-raised Cornyn for the current quarter by $78K. Excluded from Cornyn’s contribution total is $969K in transfers from authorized committees and $46K in “other receipts,” which, if combined with contributions, would total just over $2M going into Cornyn’s principal campaign committee.
  • S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), a potential challenger for Cornyn, raised $31K and has $88K on hand, which ranks 34th among the U.S. House delegation.

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