Congressional Campaign Finance: Quarterly campaign finance reports were due over the weekend for federal officeholders and certain candidates. Highlights include:

  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) report is not currently available. We previously reported that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s principal campaign account ended the quarter with $4.8M on hand. His three PACs combined raised $1.7M during the first three months of the year from nearly 18K people. U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-El Paso) report is also not available. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) raised $219K and has $283K on hand. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin), once mentioned as a potential primary challenger, raised $222K and has $149K on hand.
  • U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) raised $88K and has $51K on hand, the smallest cash-on-hand figure of any incumbent from Texas.

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